This is the fourth suspension bridge I have found across the Ohio River and the second one that is still standing. It was closed for a few months in 2011 for rehabilitation.
This is the paint scheme of the 2011 rehabilitation that was chosen by voting.
|C Hanchey Flickr, Sep 2011, License: Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC) |
"The bridge was built by the Ohio Steel Erection Company in 1905 for the Steubenville Bridge Company. It was bought by the State of West Virginia in 1941."
|Ricky Walker posted|
Lil Steubenville bridge
|structurae.net via Bridge Hunter, License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)|
Obviously, during one of the many rehabilitations, the towers have been beefed up. (Replaced?) Was this the "tower repairs" done in 1941 when West Virginia bought the bridge? [history]
|C. 1911 postcard via Bridge Hunter|