Military Order of the Purple Heart Bridge

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Military Order of the Purple Heart Bridge
Coordinates 40°04′20″N 80°44′18″W / 40.072352°N 80.738345°W / 40.072352; -80.738345 (Military Order of the Purple Heart Bridge)Coordinates: 40°04′20″N 80°44′18″W / 40.072352°N 80.738345°W / 40.072352; -80.738345 (Military Order of the Purple Heart Bridge)
Carries US 40 / US 250
Crosses Ohio River back channel
Locale Bridgeport, Ohio to Wheeling Island, West Virginia
ID number 00000000035A133
Characteristics
Design Girder bridge
Total length 196 meters (643 ft)
Width 12.2 meters (40 ft)
No. of spans 1
History
Construction end 1998 (1998)
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The Military Order of the Purple Heart Bridge, named after the Military Order of the Purple Heart,[2] carries U.S. Route 40 and US 250 over the Ohio River back channel between Wheeling Island, West Virginia and Bridgeport, Ohio. Construction began in 1995 and finished in 1998.[1]

The bridge was built to replace the adjacent Bridgeport Bridge which had fallen into disrepair.

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