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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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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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