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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Parkersburg Bridge, Ohio River, Parkersburg, Wood County, WV



B&W Photos

HB1262181
Photocopied January 1973 From The Keystone Bridge Company Album, 1874

HB1262182
Photocopied January 1973 From The Keystone Bridge Company Album, 1874

HB1262183
Photocopied Jnauary 1973 From The Keystone Bridge Company Album, 1874

HB1262184
Photocopied January 1973 From The Keystone Bridge Company Album, 1874

HB1262185
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Location
Ohio River, Parkersburg, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-12
Building/structure dates: 1871 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1900 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1905 subsequent work
Significance: Completed in 1871, the Parkersburg Bridge was an important early work of Jacob Linville and incorporated several of his patented innovations. The original channel spans (approximately 348 feet) were of wrought iron and marked the beginnings of an era of long-span trusses. They were fabricated and erected by the Keystone Bridge Company, a firm begun by Andrew Carnegie to provide a market for the output of his famous Lucy Furnace. The remaining spans were principally Bollman trusses of an older type.

Related Names
Linvill, Jacob
Garrett, John W.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopied January 1973 from the Keystone Bridge Company Album, 1874. THE KEYSTONE BRIDGE COMPANY: LUCY FURNACE.
2. Photocopied January 1973 from the Keystone Bridge Company Album, 1874. NEW BRIDGE WORKS.
3. Photocopied Jnauary 1973 from the Keystone Bridge Company Album, 1874. DOUBLE INTERSECTION THROUGH BRIDGES.
4. Photocopied January 1973 from the Keystone Bridge Company Album, 1874. SECTIONS OF BEAMS, CHANNELS, T'S, ETC.
5. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. PARKERSBURG APPROACH SPANS. LOOKING EAST.
6. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. PLATE GIRDER SPAN OVER MARKET STREET. LOOKING EAST.
7. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. BELPRE (OHIO) APPROACH LOOKING WEST. ORIGINAL (1870) PIERS.
8. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. BELPRE (OHIO) PIER, DETAIL.
9. William E. Barret, Photographer, 1973. PARKERSBURG APPROACH LOOKING NORTH. BOLLMAN TRUSSES REPLACED BY MODIFIED WARREN DESIGN.
10. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. RIVER SPANS LOOKING WEST.
11. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. MODERN CHANNEL SPAN (1972) FROM WESTBANK.
12. William E. Barrett, Photographer, 1973. SMALLER SPAN SEPARATING CHANNEL SPANS. LOOKING NORTHWEST.


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