Ravenswood Bridge

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State Route 824
Location: Lebanon Township
View of the bridge from Ravenswood
The Ravenswood Bridge in 2007

Ravenswood Bridge is a two-lane cantilever bridge in the United States, connecting Ravenswood, West Virginia and rural Meigs County, Ohio, across the Ohio River. It has a total length of 2,710 ft (830 m) with a main span of 900 ft (270 m). The bridge was completed in 1981.[1]

The bridge replaced a ferry that had crossed the river between Ravenswood at Walnut Street and rural Lebanon Township since at least 1908.[2][3] When the bridge opened in 1981, on the Ohio side of the river, the bridge and its approach route carried the 0.57-mile-long (0.92 km) State Route 824 (SR 824).[4] The crossing originally led to a winding two-lane SR 338. In 2003, the SR 824 designation was removed when the US 33 bypass in Meigs County was completed leading to Pomeroy, Ohio.[5]

Browse numbered routes
SR 823 OH SR 833

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  1. ^ The World Almanac and Book of Facts. World Almanac Education Group. 2002. p. 609. ISBN 0-88687-872-1. 
  2. ^ Ravenswood Quadrangle–West Virginia/Ohio (Topographic map). 1:62,500. 15 Minute Series. United States Geological Survey. 1908. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by G.F. Schlesinger, Director. Ohio Division of Highways. 1925. Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2001 MEIGS CO 2 AVERAGE 24-HR TRAFFIC VOLUME" (PDF). ODOT. 2001. p. 3. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ 2003-2004 Official Ohio Transportation Map (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by Gordon Proctor, Director. Ohio Department of Transportation. 2003. Retrieved August 20, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 38°56′11″N 81°45′26″W / 38.9365°N 81.7572°W / 38.9365; -81.7572