Veterans Memorial Bridge (Steubenville, Ohio)

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Veterans Memorial Bridge
Steubenville Bridge from University.jpg
Carries US 22
Crosses Ohio River
Locale Steubenville, Ohio and Weirton, West Virginia
Designer Michael Baker
Design Cable-stayed bridge
Total length 1,964.0 feet (598.6 m)[1]
Width 81.0 feet (24.7 m)
Longest span 819.9 feet (249.9 m)
Vertical clearance 17.0 feet (5.2 m)
Construction begin 1979
Opened May 1, 1990
Daily traffic 30,000
Coordinates 40°22′24″N 80°36′48″W / 40.37333°N 80.61333°W / 40.37333; -80.61333

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.

History[edit]

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.[2]

The Veterans Memorial Bridge connects Weirton, West Virginia to Steubenville, Ohio across the Ohio River and is the border crossing between the states of West Virginia and Ohio on U.S. Highway 22.


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