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Veterans Memorial Bridge (Steubenville, Ohio)

The Veterans Memorial Bridge, also known as the New Steubenville Bridge, is a cable-stayed bridge which carries U.S. Route 22 across the Ohio River between Steubenville, Ohio and Weirton, West Virginia. The bridge replaces the Fort Steuben Bridge, which was built in 1928.

Veterans Memorial Bridge
Steubenville Bridge from University.jpg
Coordinates40°22′39″N 80°36′38″W / 40.37750°N 80.61056°W / 40.37750; -80.61056
Carries US 22
CrossesOhio River
LocaleSteubenville, Ohio and Weirton, West Virginia
Characteristics
DesignCable-stayed bridge
Total length1,964.0 feet (598.6 m)[1]
Width81.0 feet (24.7 m)
Longest span819.9 feet (249.9 m)
Clearance above17.0 feet (5.2 m)
History
DesignerMichael Baker
Construction start1979
OpenedMay 1, 1990
Statistics
Daily traffic30,000

HistoryEdit

Planning for the bridge began in 1961 in Ohio and in 1964 in West Virginia. The bridge's construction was approved by the Federal Highway Administration in 1978. Construction began in 1979, and the bridge opened on May 1, 1990. The final cost of the bridge was $70 million.[2]

 
The Veterans Memorial Bridge connects Weirton, West Virginia to Steubenville, Ohio across the Ohio River and is the border crossing between the states of West Virginia and Ohio on U.S. Highway 22.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Historic Bridges of the U.S. - New Steubenville Bridge
  2. ^ "Veterans Memorial Bridge (Weirton-Steubenville)". Bridge Facts - Modern Bridges. West Virginia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 11, 2010.