Veterans Memorial Bridge (Steubenville, Ohio)
|Veterans Memorial Bridge|
|Locale||Steubenville, Ohio and Weirton, West Virginia|
|Total length||1,964.0 feet (598.6 m)|
|Width||81.0 feet (24.7 m)|
|Longest span||819.9 feet (249.9 m)|
|Vertical clearance||17.0 feet (5.2 m)|
|Opened||May 1, 1990|
The Veterans Memorial Bridge, also known as the New Steubenville Bridge, is a cable-stayed bridge which carries U.S. Route 22 across the Ohio River between Steubenville, Ohio and Weirton, West Virginia. The bridge replaces the Fort Steuben Bridge, which was built in 1928.
Planning for the bridge began in 1961 in Ohio and in 1964 in West Virginia. The bridge's construction was approved by the Federal Highway Administration in 1978. Construction began in 1979, and the bridge opened on May 1, 1990. The final cost of the bridge was $70 million.
- Historic Bridges of the U.S. - New Steubenville Bridge
- "Veterans Memorial Bridge (Weirton-Steubenville)". Bridge Facts - Modern Bridges. West Virginia Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 11, 2010.
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