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Fort Steuben Bridge in Steubenville, Ohio
The following comes from a May 17, 1927 edition of the Portsmouth Daily Times of Portsmouth, Ohio.

Work Is Started On Steubenville Bridge

Steubenville, O., May 17 - The work of erecting a new bridge spanning the Ohio river between here and Weirton, W. Va. and connecting with the Lincoln and National highways and Pittsburgh, was actually begun today by the Dravo Construction company, Pittsburgh. A new road on the West Virginia side will be built at once.


The work was completed over a year later when this article ran in the New Castle News of New Castle, PA on August 29, 1928:

Steubenville Bridge is Dedicated Today

Steubenville, O., Aug. 29 - Three states today joined hands in the formal dedicatory ceremonies of Fort Steuben Bridge spanning the Ohio river between Steubenville and Hollidays Cove, W. Va.

As a part of the ceremonies, a motor parade rolled over the newly constructed bridge, initiating it as a direct highway between this district and Pittsburgh and linking up a Metropolitan population exceeding 120,000.

City, county and state officials from the tri-state territory as well as prominent industrial and financial leaders and visitors from Pittsburgh, eastern Ohio and West Virginia, gathered here to participate in the dedication.

Honors for the serving of the traffic barrier ribbons are in the hands of Miss Margaret Collins of Steubenville, representing "Miss Ohio" and Miss Helen Cattrell of Holidays Cove, representing "Miss West Virginia."

Congressman frank Murphy of the Eighteenth Ohio district chairmanned the committee in charge of the ceremonies. Meyers Cooper, Republican nominee for governor in Ohio; Martin L. Davey, Democratic nominee for governor and Congressman Carl Bachmann of Wheeling participated in the exercises.

The bridge which was constructed by the Dravo Contracting company of Pittsburgh, cost $1,000,000. It is the only bridge on the Ohio river with a concrete floor.


The bridge had been closed for several years before finally being demolished on February 21, 2012.



The Fort Steuben Bridge between Weirton, West Virginia and Steubenville, Ohio.


Here are couple shots of the Fort Steuben Bridge in Steubenville, Ohio taken in the spring of 2009.


Vintage postcards of the Fort Steuben Bridge



Late December 2011.

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