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The Newell Bridge
The Newell Bridge, one of the first all steel suspension bridges, was built in 1905 and carried people between Newell, WV and East Liverpool, Ohio by trolley car. The trolley would come into Newell and loop at Ninth Street around Laurel Park. The bridge is still in use today.

A vintage Homer Laughlin brochure had this to say regarding Newell and the Newell Bridge:

For half a century the location of Newell has been known as one of the choice beauty spots of this picturesque region, but it was not easily accessible to the general public until the members of The Homer Laughlin China Co., and those associated with them, in looking for a site to accommodate the wonderful growth of their business, purchased this tract and opened it up by connecting it with East Liverpool by a steel bridge over the Ohio River at a cost of $300,000.00 and by a first-class trolley line, and by grading and paving an elaborate system of streets and roadways.

Just a few stats on the bridge via bridgehunter.com:
Length of largest span: 742.2 ft.
Total length: 1,590.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.


Newell Bridge from a 1912 Homer Laughlin Catalog


Newell Bridge. Mid-1970s.

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