List of crossings of the Ohio River

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This is a complete list of current bridges and other crossings of the Ohio River from the Mississippi River at Cairo, Illinois upstream to the split into the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Crossings[edit]

Ohio River Crossings Kentucky–Illinois

Crossing Carries Location Coordinates
Cairo Ohio River Bridge US 51 / US 60 / US 62 Cairo, Illinois and Wickliffe, Kentucky 36°59′39″N 89°08′45″W / 36.99417°N 89.14583°W / 36.99417; -89.14583
Cairo Rail Bridge Canadian National Railway Cairo, Illinois and Wickliffe, Kentucky 37°01′23″N 89°10′32″W / 37.02306°N 89.17556°W / 37.02306; -89.17556
Lock and Dam No. 53 Chestnut Hills Nature Preserve, Illinois and Monkey's Eyebrow, Kentucky
Metropolis Bridge Canadian National Railway Metropolis, Illinois and West Paducah, Kentucky 37°08′42″N 88°44′31″W / 37.14500°N 88.74194°W / 37.14500; -88.74194
Interstate 24 Bridge I-24 Metropolis, Illinois and Paducah, Kentucky 37°08′00″N 88°41′13″W / 37.13333°N 88.68694°W / 37.13333; -88.68694
Lock and Dam No. 52 Brookport, Illinois and Paducah, Kentucky
Brookport Bridge US 45 Brookport, Illinois and Paducah, Kentucky 37°06′50″N 88°37′45″W / 37.11389°N 88.62917°W / 37.11389; -88.62917
Smithland Locks and Dam Hamletsburg, Illinois and Smithland, Kentucky 37°10′03″N 88°25′32″W / 37.167394°N 88.425519°W / 37.167394; -88.425519 (Smithland Locks and Dam)
Lock and Dam No. 51 Golconda, Illinois and Joy, Kentucky
Elizabethtown Ferry KY 297 Elizabethtown, Illinois and Tolu, Kentucky
Cave-in-Rock Ferry Elongated circle 91.svgIllinois 1.svg KY 91/IL 1 Cave-in-Rock, Illinois and Ferry Shore, Kentucky
Lock and Dam No. 50 Cave-in-Rock, Illinois and Ferry Shore, Kentucky
Shawneetown Bridge Elongated circle 56.svgIllinois 13.svg KY 56/IL 13 Old Shawneetown, Illinois and Spring Grove, Kentucky 37°41′28″N 88°07′53″W / 37.69111°N 88.13139°W / 37.69111; -88.13139 (Shawneetown Bridge)

Ohio River Crossings Kentucky–Indiana

Crossing Carries Location Coordinates
John T. Myers Locks and Dam Point Township, Posey County, Indiana and Uniontown, Kentucky 37°47′34″N 87°59′30″W / 37.79276°N 87.99158°W / 37.79276; -87.99158 (Uniontown Locks and Dam)
Uniontown Ferry Point Township, Posey County, Indiana and Uniontown, Kentucky
Henderson Bridge (Ohio River) CSX Transportation Union Township, Vanderburgh County, Indiana and Henderson, Kentucky 37°50′45″N 87°35′47″W / 37.84583°N 87.59639°W / 37.84583; -87.59639
Bi-State Vietnam Gold Star Bridges US 41 Evansville, Indiana and Henderson, Kentucky (crosses the river entirely within the state of Kentucky at this point ) 37°54′19″N 87°33′02″W / 37.90528°N 87.55056°W / 37.90528; -87.55056
Proposed Interstate 69 Bridge I-69 Evansville, Indiana and Henderson, Kentucky 37°54′19″N 87°30′00″W / 37.90528°N 87.50000°W / 37.90528; -87.50000
Newburgh Locks and Dam Newburgh, Indiana and Green River State Wildlife Area, Kentucky
Owensboro Bridge Elongated circle 2155.svgIndiana 161.svg KY 2155/IN 161 Ohio Township, Spencer County, Indiana and Owensboro, Kentucky 37°46′45″N 87°06′33″W / 37.77917°N 87.10917°W / 37.77917; -87.10917
William H. Natcher Bridge US 231 Ohio Township, Spencer County, Indiana and Maceo, Kentucky 37°54′03″N 87°02′01″W / 37.90083°N 87.03361°W / 37.90083; -87.03361
Lincoln Trail Bridge Elongated circle 69.svgIndiana 237.svg KY 69/IN 237 Cannelton, Indiana and Hawesville, Kentucky 37°54′12″N 86°44′39″W / 37.90333°N 86.74417°W / 37.90333; -86.74417
Cannelton Locks and Dam Ohio River Troy Township, Perry County, Indiana and Skillman, Kentucky
Matthew E. Welsh Bridge Elongated circle 79.svgIndiana 135.svg KY 79/IN 135 Mauckport, Indiana and Brandenburg, Kentucky 38°01′02″N 86°11′49″W / 38.01722°N 86.19694°W / 38.01722; -86.19694
Sherman Minton Bridge I-64 / US 150 New Albany, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky 38°16′44″N 85°49′21″W / 38.27889°N 85.82250°W / 38.27889; -85.82250
Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Bridge Norfolk Southern Railway New Albany, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky 38°16′57″N 85°48′05″W / 38.28250°N 85.80139°W / 38.28250; -85.80139
McAlpine Locks and Dam (Only to Shippingport Island, not all the way across river) New Albany, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky (Falls of the Ohio) 38°16′41″N 85°47′25″W / 38.278087°N 85.790408°W / 38.278087; -85.790408 (McAlpine Locks and Dam)
14th Street Bridge (Ohio River) Louisville and Indiana Railroad Clarksville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky 38°16′05″N 85°45′59″W / 38.26806°N 85.76639°W / 38.26806; -85.76639
George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge US 31 (Pedestrian and automobile traffic) Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky 38°15′49″N 85°45′06″W / 38.26361°N 85.75167°W / 38.26361; -85.75167
Spirit of Jefferson Ferry Temporary ferry service due to closure of Sherman Minton Bridge; no longer used after the bridge reopened in February 2012. Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky
John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge I-65 (southbound traffic) Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky 38°15′52″N 85°44′37″W / 38.26444°N 85.74361°W / 38.26444; -85.74361
Abraham Lincoln Bridge I-65 (northbound traffic) Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky 38°15′52″N 85°44′36″W / 38.26444°N 85.74333°W / 38.26444; -85.74333
Big Four Bridge Pedestrian (Former Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway line) Jeffersonville, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky 38°15′58″N 85°44′22″W / 38.26611°N 85.73944°W / 38.26611; -85.73944
Lewis and Clark Bridge SR 265 / KY 841 Utica Township, Clark County, Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky 38°20′36″N 85°38′34″W / 38.34333°N 85.64278°W / 38.34333; -85.64278
Milton–Madison Bridge US 421 Madison, Indiana and Milton, Kentucky 38°43′47″N 85°22′12″W / 38.72972°N 85.37000°W / 38.72972; -85.37000
Markland Dam Bridge SR 101 / KY 1039 York Township, Switzerland County, Indiana and Warsaw, Kentucky 38°46′36″N 84°57′52″W / 38.77667°N 84.96444°W / 38.77667; -84.96444
Aurora–Petersburg Ferry Aurora, Indiana and Petersburg, Kentucky
Caroll C. Cropper Bridge I-275 Lawrenceburg Township, Dearborn County, Indiana and West Petersburg, Kentucky 39°06′12″N 84°49′31″W / 39.10333°N 84.82528°W / 39.10333; -84.82528

Ohio River Crossings Kentucky–Ohio

Crossing Carries Location Coordinates
Anderson Ferry Delhi Township, Hamilton County, Ohio and Constance, Kentucky 39°04′26″N 84°37′30″W / 39.07389°N 84.62500°W / 39.07389; -84.62500
Cincinnati Southern Bridge Norfolk Southern Railway Cincinnati, Ohio and Ludlow, Kentucky 39°05′54″N 84°32′31″W / 39.09833°N 84.54194°W / 39.09833; -84.54194
Brent Spence Bridge I-71 / I-75 Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky 39°05′29″N 84°31′21″W / 39.09139°N 84.52250°W / 39.09139; -84.52250
C&O Railroad Bridge CSX Transportation Cincinnati Terminal Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky 39°05′29″N 84°31′10″W / 39.09139°N 84.51944°W / 39.09139; -84.51944
Clay Wade Bailey Bridge US 25 / US 42 / US 127 Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky 39°05′28″N 84°31′09″W / 39.09111°N 84.51917°W / 39.09111; -84.51917
John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge KY 17 Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky 39°05′34″N 84°30′36″W / 39.09278°N 84.51000°W / 39.09278; -84.51000
Taylor–Southgate Bridge US 27 Cincinnati, Ohio and Newport, Kentucky 39°05′46″N 84°30′05″W / 39.09611°N 84.50139°W / 39.09611; -84.50139
Newport Southbank Bridge / Purple People Bridge Pedestrian Cincinnati, Ohio and Newport, Kentucky 39°05′53″N 84°29′52″W / 39.09806°N 84.49778°W / 39.09806; -84.49778
Daniel Carter Beard Bridge I-471 Cincinnati, Ohio and Newport, Kentucky 39°06′01″N 84°29′41″W / 39.10028°N 84.49472°W / 39.10028; -84.49472
Combs–Hehl Bridge I-275 Cincinnati, Ohio and Highland Heights, Kentucky 39°03′24″N 84°25′53″W / 39.05667°N 84.43139°W / 39.05667; -84.43139
Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam Washington Township, Clermont County, Ohio and Willow Grove, Kentucky 38°47′35″N 84°10′18″W / 38.79306°N 84.17167°W / 38.79306; -84.17167
Augusta Ferry Lewis Township, Brown County, Ohio and Augusta, Kentucky 38°46′50″N 84°0′39″W / 38.78056°N 84.01083°W / 38.78056; -84.01083
William H. Harsha Bridge US 62 / US 68 Aberdeen, Ohio and Maysville, Kentucky 38°41′04″N 83°46′56″W / 38.68444°N 83.78222°W / 38.68444; -83.78222
Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge
US 62 Bus. / US 68 Bus.
Aberdeen, Ohio and Maysville, Kentucky 38°39′00″N 83°45′35″W / 38.65000°N 83.75972°W / 38.65000; -83.75972
Carl Perkins Bridge Truck plate.svg
US 23.svg Truck US 23
Portsmouth, Ohio and South Portsmouth, Kentucky 38°43′38″N 83°01′03″W / 38.72722°N 83.01750°W / 38.72722; -83.01750
U.S. Grant Bridge US 23 Portsmouth, Ohio and South Shore, Kentucky 38°43′39″N 82°59′49″W / 38.72750°N 82.99694°W / 38.72750; -82.99694
Sciotoville Bridge CSX Transportation Sciotoville, Ohio and Siloam (junction in) South Shore, Kentucky 38°45′09″N 82°53′07″W / 38.75250°N 82.88528°W / 38.75250; -82.88528
Jesse Stuart Memorial Bridge over the Greenup Locks and Dam OH-253.svg OH 253 Green Township, Scioto County, Ohio and Lloyd, Kentucky 38°38′48″N 82°51′30″W / 38.64667°N 82.85833°W / 38.64667; -82.85833
Ironton–Russell Bridge (Closed, Demolition scheduled for 2016-2017) Ironton, Ohio and Russell, Kentucky 38°31′54″N 82°41′21″W / 38.53167°N 82.68917°W / 38.53167; -82.68917
Oakley C. Collins Memorial Bridge (New Ironton-Russell Bridge) Ironton, Ohio and Russell, Kentucky 38°31′32″N 82°41′07″W / 38.52556°N 82.68528°W / 38.52556; -82.68528
Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge US 60.svg US 60 South Coal Grove, Ohio and Ashland, Kentucky 38°29′05″N 82°38′26″W / 38.48472°N 82.64056°W / 38.48472; -82.64056
Simeon Willis Memorial Bridge US 60.svg US 60 North Coal Grove, Ohio and Ashland, Kentucky 38°29′02″N 82°38′25″W / 38.48389°N 82.64028°W / 38.48389; -82.64028

Ohio River Crossings West Virginia–Ohio

Crossing Carries Location Coordinates
Norfolk Southern Bridge Norfolk Southern Railway South Point, Ohio and Kenova, West Virginia 38°24′19″N 82°34′24″W / 38.40528°N 82.57333°W / 38.40528; -82.57333
Nick Joe Rahall II Bridge US 52.svg US 52 Union Township, Lawrence County, Ohio and Huntington, West Virginia 38°24′47″N 82°29′11″W / 38.41306°N 82.48639°W / 38.41306; -82.48639
Robert C. Byrd Bridge OH-527.svgWV-527.svg OH 527/WV 527 Chesapeake, Ohio and Huntington, West Virginia 38°25′28″N 82°27′05″W / 38.42444°N 82.45139°W / 38.42444; -82.45139
Frank Gatski Memorial Bridge WV-106.svgOH-775.svg WV 106/OH 775 Proctorville, Ohio and Huntington, West Virginia 38°26′01″N 82°23′23″W / 38.43361°N 82.38972°W / 38.43361; -82.38972
Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio and Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia 38°40′54″N 82°11′04″W / 38.68167°N 82.18444°W / 38.68167; -82.18444
Silver Memorial Bridge US 35.svg US 35 Addison Township, Gallia County, Ohio and Henderson, West Virginia 38°50′04″N 82°08′51″W / 38.83444°N 82.14750°W / 38.83444; -82.14750
Point Pleasant Rail Bridge Norfolk Southern Railway Addison Township, Gallia County, Ohio and Point Pleasant, West Virginia 38°50′46″N 82°08′29″W / 38.84611°N 82.14139°W / 38.84611; -82.14139
Pomeroy–Mason Bridge Spur plate.svgNo image wide.svg
WV-62.svgOH-833.svg WV 62 Spur/OH 833
Middleport, Ohio and Mason, West Virginia 39°00′48″N 82°02′29″W / 39.01333°N 82.04139°W / 39.01333; -82.04139 (Pomeroy-Mason Bridge)
Racine Locks and Dam Letart Township, Meigs County, Ohio and Letart, West Virginia
Ravenswood Bridge US 33.svg US 33 Lebanon Township, Meigs County, Ohio and Ravenswood, West Virginia
Belleville Locks and Dam Olive Township, Meigs County, Ohio and Belleville, West Virginia
Blennerhassett Island Bridge US 50.svg US 50 Belpre, Ohio and Lubeck, West Virginia 39°16′36″N 81°38′49″W / 39.27667°N 81.64694°W / 39.27667; -81.64694
Parkersburg–Belpre Bridge OH-32.svgWV-618.svg OH 32/WV 618 Belpre, Ohio and Parkersburg, West Virginia
Parkersburg CSX Bridge CSX Transportation Marietta Subdivision Belpre, Ohio and Parkersburg, West Virginia
Memorial Bridge Belpre, Ohio and Parkersburg, West Virginia 39°17′00″N 81°33′47″W / 39.28333°N 81.56306°W / 39.28333; -81.56306
Williamstown Bridge OH-60.svgWV-31.svg OH 60 / WV 31 Marietta, Ohio and Williamstown, West Virginia 39°24′30″N 81°26′52″W / 39.40833°N 81.44778°W / 39.40833; -81.44778
Marietta–Williamstown Interstate Bridge I-77.svg I-77 Marietta, Ohio and Williamstown, West Virginia 39°24′11″N 81°25′52″W / 39.40306°N 81.43111°W / 39.40306; -81.43111
Willow Island Locks and Dam Newport Township, Washington County, Ohio and Eureka Island, West Virginia
Hi Carpenter Memorial Bridge OH-807.svgWV-807.svg OH 807 / WV 807 Newport Township, Washington County, Ohio and St. Marys, West Virginia 39°23′16″N 81°12′51″W / 39.38778°N 81.21417°W / 39.38778; -81.21417
Sistersville Ferry Jackson Township, Monroe County, Ohio and Sistersville, West Virginia
New Martinsville Bridge WV-7.svgOH-536.svg WV 7 / OH 536 Ohio Township, Monroe County, Ohio and New Martinsville, West Virginia 39°39′33″N 80°51′48″W / 39.65917°N 80.86333°W / 39.65917; -80.86333
Hannibal Locks and Dam Ohio Township, Monroe County, Ohio and New Martinsville, West Virginia
Moundsville Bridge Spur plate.svgNo image wide.svg
WV-2.svgOH-872.svg WV 2 Spur/OH 872[1]
Mead Township, Belmont County, Ohio and Moundsville, West Virginia 39°54′48″N 80°45′15″W / 39.91333°N 80.75417°W / 39.91333; -80.75417
B & O Railroad Viaduct CSX Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line Bellaire, Ohio and Benwood, West Virginia
Bellaire Bridge (Closed, Demolition planned) Bellaire, Ohio and Benwood, West Virginia
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge I-470.svg Interstate 470 Brookside, Ohio and Wheeling, West Virginia
Wheeling Suspension Bridge (crosses main channel only) WV 251 Wheeling Island and Wheeling, West Virginia 40°04′13″N 80°43′38″W / 40.07028°N 80.72722°W / 40.07028; -80.72722 ("Wheeling Suspension Bridge)
Fort Henry Bridge I‑70 / US 40 / US 250 Bridgeport, Ohio, Wheeling Island and Wheeling, West Virginia 40°04′19″N 80°43′39″W / 40.07194°N 80.72750°W / 40.07194; -80.72750 (Fort Henry Bridge)
Military Order of the Purple Heart Bridge (crosses back channel only) US 40 / US 250 Bridgeport, Ohio and Wheeling Island, West Virginia
Aetnaville Bridge (crosses back channel only) Pedestrian Martin's Ferry, Ohio and Wheeling Island, West Virginia
Pike Island Locks and Dam Yorkville, Ohio and Clearview, West Virginia
Wabash Bridge CSX Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway line Mingo Junction, Ohio and Follansbee, West Virginia
Wheeling–Pittsburgh Steel Railroad Bridge Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Steubenville, Ohio and Coketown, West Virginia
Market Street Bridge
WV 2 Spur
Steubenville, Ohio and East Steubenville, West Virginia
Steubenville Railroad Bridge Norfolk Southern Railway Steubenville, Ohio and Weirton, West Virginia
Veterans Memorial Bridge US 22.svg US 22 Steubenville, Ohio and Weirton, West Virginia
Fort Steuben Bridge 1928–2012 SR 822 Steubenville, Ohio and Weirton, West Virginia 40°22′47″N 80°36′48″W / 40.379824°N 80.613289°W / 40.379824; -80.613289 (Fort Steuben Bridge)
New Cumberland Locks and Dam Knox Township, Jefferson County, Ohio and New Cumberland, West Virginia
Newell Bridge East Liverpool, Ohio and Newell, West Virginia
Chester Bridge (1897-1970) East Liverpool, Ohio and Chester, West Virginia
East Liverpool Railroad Bridge (abandoned) Former Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad line East Liverpool, Ohio and Chester, West Virginia
Jennings Randolph Bridge US 30.svg US 30 East Liverpool, Ohio and Chester, West Virginia

Ohio River Crossings in Pennsylvania

Crossing Carries Location Coordinates
Shippingport Bridge PA-168.svg PA 168 Shippingport and Midland 40°37′37″N 80°25′56″W / 40.62694°N 80.43222°W / 40.62694; -80.43222
Montgomery Locks and Dam Shippingport and Industry
Vanport Bridge I-376.svg Interstate 376 Potter Township, Beaver County and Vanport Township, Beaver County 40°40′45″N 80°19′53″W / 40.67917°N 80.33139°W / 40.67917; -80.33139
Beaver Bridge CSX Transportation Pittsburgh Subdivision Monaca and Beaver 40°41′35″N 80°17′27″W / 40.69306°N 80.29083°W / 40.69306; -80.29083
Rochester–Monaca Bridge PA-18.svg PA 18 Monaca and Rochester 40°41′47″N 80°16′57″W / 40.69639°N 80.28250°W / 40.69639; -80.28250
Monaca–East Rochester Bridge PA-51.svg PA 51 Monaca and East Rochester 40°41′32″N 80°16′02″W / 40.69222°N 80.26722°W / 40.69222; -80.26722
Ambridge–Aliquippa Bridge Aliquippa and Ambridge 40°35′32″N 80°14′11″W / 40.59222°N 80.23639°W / 40.59222; -80.23639
Dashields Locks and Dam Moon Township, Allegheny County and Edgeworth
Sewickley Bridge Orange Belt Moon Township and Sewickley 40°31′59″N 80°11′15″W / 40.53306°N 80.18750°W / 40.53306; -80.18750
Coraopolis Bridge (crosses back channel only) Yellow Belt (Pittsburgh) Coraopolis, Pennsylvania and Neville Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 40°30′58″N 80°09′07″W / 40.51611°N 80.15194°W / 40.51611; -80.15194
Neville Island Bridge I-79.svg Interstate 79 Robinson Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Neville Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and Glenfield, Pennsylvania 40°30′56″N 80°08′03″W / 40.51556°N 80.13417°W / 40.51556; -80.13417
Emsworth Locks and Dam Emsworth and Neville Township, Allegheny County
Fleming Park Bridge (|crosses back channel only ) Neville Rd, Fleming Park Rd; four lanes with divided sidewalk on upstream side Stowe Township, Allegheny County and Neville Township, Allegheny County 40°29′28″N 80°04′48″W / 40.49111°N 80.08000°W / 40.49111; -80.08000
PC&Y Railroad Bridge (|crosses back channel only ) Pittsburgh and Ohio Central Railroad Stowe Township, Allegheny County and Neville Township, Allegheny County 40°29′31.16″N 80°04′55.28″W / 40.4919889°N 80.0820222°W / 40.4919889; -80.0820222
McKees Rocks Bridge PA QR 3104.svg SR 3104 / Blue Belt McKees Rocks and Pittsburgh 40°28′38″N 80°02′54″W / 40.47722°N 80.04833°W / 40.47722; -80.04833
Ohio Connecting Railroad Bridge Norfolk Southern Railway Fort Wayne Line Pittsburgh 40°27′46″N 80°02′35″W / 40.46278°N 80.04306°W / 40.46278; -80.04306
West End Bridge US 19.svg U.S. Route 19 Pittsburgh 40°26′46″N 80°01′37″W / 40.44611°N 80.02694°W / 40.44611; -80.02694

The source of the Ohio River is at the confluence of the Allegheny River and the Monongahela River (40°26′31″N 80°00′50″W / 40.44194°N 80.01389°W / 40.44194; -80.01389) at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ West Virginia Department of Transportation: General Highway Map, Marshall County West Virginia, January 2004.

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