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C & O Bridge

General Information

Beginning of works: 1886
Completion: 1889
Status: demolished (1970)

Project Type

Structure: Truss bridge
Function / usage: Railroad (railway) bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
Crossed:
  • Ohio River
Next to: C & O Bridge (1929)
Replaced by: Clay Wade Bailey Bridge (1974)
Coordinates: 39° 5' 29.43" N    84° 31' 10.70" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

span lengths 145.08 m - 116.12 m - 145.08 m

Cost

cost of construction United States dollar 5 000 000

Materials

truss steel

Chronology

August 1888

A flood washes away part of the bridges falsework, delaying completion of the bridge until 1889.

1929

With the construction of the new parallel railroad bridge, this one is sold to Kentucky and converted to automobile use.

1970

Facing major repairs, the bridge is instead demolished and a new bridge is constructed in its place.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20005001
  • Date created
    16/09/2002
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016