The Parkersburg Bridge crosses the Ohio River between Parkersburg, West Virginia, and Belpre, Ohio. Designed by Jacob Linville, the bridge has 46 spans: 25 deck plate girder, 14 deck truss, 6 through truss, and 1 through plate girder.
BALTIMORE AND OHIO SITES. Bridges and Tunnels. Bellaire Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Bridge Structurae site.; Benwood Bridge Library of Congress site.; Bollman Iron Truss Bridge HORailroad.com site. www.borail.net
Belpre is a city in Washington County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River.The name Belpre is derived from a contraction of "Belle Prairie" (French for "beautiful meadow"), which is the original name given to the valley by French trappers prior to more permanent settlement by European Americans. en.wikipedia.org
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, our nation's first common-carrier was one of the three major eastern trunk lines but also the weakest. Today, much of the system remains in use by CSX Transportation. www.american-rails.com
Please visit and consider joining the WESTERN MARYLAND RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY.The WMRHS has been the source of many great photos that are posted this website. The $30.00 membership dues include an annual pictorial calendar and quarterly news/reading publications. www.wmwestsub.com
The West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways (DOH) seeks to design and construct a bridge across the Ohio River from near Wellsburg in Brooke County, West Virginia to Brilliant in Jefferson County, Ohio on new location using a Public-Private Partnership method. transportation.wv.gov