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Wheeling Suspension Bridge, Spanning East channel of Ohio River at U.S. Route , Wheeling, Ohio County, WV



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HB1262945
Overall View Of Bridge, With Madison In Foreground, Looking Northeast.

HB1262946
General View Of Bridge With Downtown Wheeling In Foreground.

HB1262947
General View Of Madison Half Of Bridge, Looking Southwest.

HB1262948
North Elevation Of Wheeling Half Of Bridge.

HB1262949
North Elevation, Center Portion Of Bridge.

HB1262950
North Elevation, Center And West-center Portion Of Bridge.

HB1262951
North Elevation Of Wheeling (east) Half Of Bridge.

HB1262952
North Elevation Of Madison (west) Half Of Bridge.

HB1262953
North Elevation Of Madison Half Of Bridge.

HB1262954
North Elevation Of Madison Half Of Bridge.

HB1262955
Center Portion Of Wheeling (east) Half Of Bridge, Looking South.

HB1262956
Three-quarter View Of Bridge, Looking Southwest, Towards Madison.

HB1262957
Three-quarter View Of Bridge, Looking Towards Madison.

HB1262958
South Elevation View Of Madison Half Of Bridge, With Auxiliary Sway Bracing Anchor In Foreground.

HB1262959
View Of Madison Tower From Mid-span, Showing Car And Pedestrian.

HB1262960
View Towards Madison Tower From Mid-span.

HB1262961
View Of Madison Tower From Northern Sidewalk At Mid-span.

HB1262962
View Of Madison Tower From Center Of Roadway At Mid-span.

HB1262963
View Towards Madison Tower From Mid-span.

HB1262964
View Towards Madison Tower From Sidewalk At Mid-span.

HB1262965
View Of Madison Tower Looking Towards Wheeling.

HB1262966
Elevation View Of Madison Tower And North Cable Tower.

HB1262967
View Of Wheeling Tower From Northern Sidewalk At Mid-span.

HB1262968
View Of Wheeling Tower From Mid-span.

HB1262969
View Of Wheeling Tower From Center Of Roadway At Mid-span.

HB1262970
View Of Wheeling Tower From Mid-span.

HB1262971
View Looking Towards Wheeling Tower From Center Span.

HB1262972
View Of Wheeling Tower From Approach Road.

HB1262973
General View Of Bridge Looking Towards Madison, With Wheeling Tower In Foreground.

HB1262974
Detail View Of Tower.

HB1262975
Detail View Of North Side Of Tower In Wheeling.

HB1262976
Detail View Of South Side Of Tower In Wheeling.

HB1262977
Detail View Of Top Of Wheeling Tower.

HB1262978
Detail View Of Deck Truss.

HB1262979
Detail View Of North Cable Anchor In Wheeling.

HB1262980
Detail View Of Anchor For Auxiliary Sway Bracing.

HB1262981
Detail View Of Deck Truss.

HB1262982
Detail View Of Base Of Tower.

HB1262983
View Of East Tower, Looking West.

HB1262984
View Of East Tower, Looking Southwest.

HB1262985
Detail Of Top Of East Tower.

HB1262986
View Looking West Across Bridge From Top Of East Tower.

HB1262987
Detail Showing East End Cable Housing.

HB1262988
View Through Upper Portion Of East Tower Arch, Looking West At Roadway And Suspension Cables.

HB1262989
View Through Arch Of East Tower, Looking West At Roadway And Suspension Cables.

HB1262990
View Through Arch Of East Tower, Looking West At Roadway And Suspension Cables.

HB1262991
View From Roadway Through Arch Of East Tower

HB1262992
General View Of Bridge, From Northeast.

HB1262993
Perspective View Of Bridge, From Northeast.

HB1262994
View Of Bridge, From Northeast.

HB1262995
View Looking Along North Side Of Bridge.

HB1262996
View Of Bridge, From Northeast.

HB1262997
View Of West Tower From Shore.

HB1262998
View Of West Tower From Western Approach Road.

HB1262999
View Of West Tower From Mid-span.

HB1263000
General View Of Bridge From West Shore.


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Item Title


Location
Spanning East channel of Ohio River at U.S. Route, Wheeling, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER WV-2
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-24).
Building/structure dates: 1848 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1854 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1886 subsequent work
National Register Number: 70000662
Significance: Oldest vehicular suspension bridge still in operation in the world; span in excess of 1,0000 feet. First bridge built crossing the Ohio River. Originally designed and built by Charles Ellet in 1849, it was often called the father of modern American suspension bridges. In 1969 it was designated an ASCE National Engineering Landmark, and a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1976. The Wheeling Bridge is perhaps the most important extant antebellum civil engineering structure in North America.

Subjects
Suspension Bridges


Related Names
Ellet, Charles
Dickinson, Joseph
McComas, Capt. William H.
Lawson, Joseph
Roebling, Washington A.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERALL VIEW OF BRIDGE, WITH MADISON IN FOREGROUND, LOOKING NORTHEAST.
2. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE WITH DOWNTOWN WHEELING IN FOREGROUND.
3. GENERAL VIEW OF MADISON HALF OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
4. NORTH ELEVATION OF WHEELING HALF OF BRIDGE.
5. NORTH ELEVATION, CENTER PORTION OF BRIDGE.
6. NORTH ELEVATION, CENTER AND WEST-CENTER PORTION OF BRIDGE.
7. NORTH ELEVATION OF WHEELING (EAST) HALF OF BRIDGE.
8. NORTH ELEVATION OF MADISON (WEST) HALF OF BRIDGE.
9. NORTH ELEVATION OF MADISON HALF OF BRIDGE.
10. NORTH ELEVATION OF MADISON HALF OF BRIDGE.
11. CENTER PORTION OF WHEELING (EAST) HALF OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTH.
12. THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING SOUTHWEST, TOWARDS MADISON.
13. THREE-QUARTER VIEW OF BRIDGE, LOOKING TOWARDS MADISON.
14. SOUTH ELEVATION VIEW OF MADISON HALF OF BRIDGE, WITH AUXILIARY SWAY BRACING ANCHOR IN FOREGROUND.
15. VIEW OF MADISON TOWER FROM MID-SPAN, SHOWING CAR AND PEDESTRIAN.
16. VIEW TOWARDS MADISON TOWER FROM MID-SPAN.
17. VIEW OF MADISON TOWER FROM NORTHERN SIDEWALK AT MID-SPAN.
18. VIEW OF MADISON TOWER FROM CENTER OF ROADWAY AT MID-SPAN.
19. VIEW TOWARDS MADISON TOWER FROM MID-SPAN.
20. VIEW TOWARDS MADISON TOWER FROM SIDEWALK AT MID-SPAN.
21. VIEW OF MADISON TOWER LOOKING TOWARDS WHEELING.
22. ELEVATION VIEW OF MADISON TOWER AND NORTH CABLE TOWER.
23. VIEW OF WHEELING TOWER FROM NORTHERN SIDEWALK AT MID-SPAN.
24. VIEW OF WHEELING TOWER FROM MID-SPAN.
25. VIEW OF WHEELING TOWER FROM CENTER OF ROADWAY AT MID-SPAN.
26. VIEW OF WHEELING TOWER FROM MID-SPAN.
27. VIEW LOOKING TOWARDS WHEELING TOWER FROM CENTER SPAN.
28. VIEW OF WHEELING TOWER FROM APPROACH ROAD.
29. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE LOOKING TOWARDS MADISON, WITH WHEELING TOWER IN FOREGROUND.
30. DETAIL VIEW OF TOWER.
31. DETAIL VIEW OF NORTH SIDE OF TOWER IN WHEELING.
32. DETAIL VIEW OF SOUTH SIDE OF TOWER IN WHEELING.
33. DETAIL VIEW OF TOP OF WHEELING TOWER.
34. DETAIL VIEW OF DECK TRUSS.
35. DETAIL VIEW OF NORTH CABLE ANCHOR IN WHEELING.
36. DETAIL VIEW OF ANCHOR FOR AUXILIARY SWAY BRACING.
37. DETAIL VIEW OF DECK TRUSS.
38. DETAIL VIEW OF BASE OF TOWER.
39. VIEW OF EAST TOWER, LOOKING WEST.
40. VIEW OF EAST TOWER, LOOKING SOUTHWEST.
41. DETAIL OF TOP OF EAST TOWER.
42. VIEW LOOKING WEST ACROSS BRIDGE FROM TOP OF EAST TOWER.
43. DETAIL SHOWING EAST END CABLE HOUSING.
44. VIEW THROUGH UPPER PORTION OF EAST TOWER ARCH, LOOKING WEST AT ROADWAY AND SUSPENSION CABLES.
45. VIEW THROUGH ARCH OF EAST TOWER, LOOKING WEST AT ROADWAY AND SUSPENSION CABLES.
46. VIEW THROUGH ARCH OF EAST TOWER, LOOKING WEST AT ROADWAY AND SUSPENSION CABLES.
47. VIEW FROM ROADWAY THROUGH ARCH OF EAST TOWER
48. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE, FROM NORTHEAST.
49. PERSPECTIVE VIEW OF BRIDGE, FROM NORTHEAST.
50. VIEW OF BRIDGE, FROM NORTHEAST.
51. VIEW LOOKING ALONG NORTH SIDE OF BRIDGE.
52. VIEW OF BRIDGE, FROM NORTHEAST.
53. VIEW OF WEST TOWER FROM SHORE.
54. VIEW OF WEST TOWER FROM WESTERN APPROACH ROAD.
55. VIEW OF WEST TOWER FROM MID-SPAN.
56. GENERAL VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM WEST SHORE.
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