Memorial Bridge (Parkersburg, West Virginia)

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Memorial Bridge
Crosses Ohio River
Official name Memorial Bridge
Characteristics
Design Cantilevered Warren through truss with 2 polygonal Warren through trusses
Total length 2,555.2 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Width 27.9 ft.
Clearance above 30.0 ft.
History
Construction end 1954
Statistics
Daily traffic 13,503 cars on average daily
Toll $0.50 or reduced price of $0.40 when purchasing two dollars or more worth of tickets
Dedication sign at the west end of the bridge in Parkersburg
Memorial Bridge signage in Parkersburg, WV.

The Memorial Bridge, locally known as the toll bridge, crosses the Ohio River connecting Belpre, Ohio and Parkersburg, West Virginia. The bridge is an alternate route to access U.S. Route 50 in Ohio from central Parkersburg.

While some internal WVDOT documents refer to the bridge as West Virginia Route 140,[1] the number is not signed nor shown on state-issued maps.[2]

The bridge was completed c. 1954, and is of a steel truss design. It accommodates two lanes of traffic, one in either direction.

This bridge has a toll for passenger cars of $0.50; travelers may also purchase tickets to reduce the toll from $0.50 to $0.40 per trip when $2.00 worth are purchased. There are no automatic lanes and E-ZPass is not accepted.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Traffic Engineering Directive 220, October 1, 1993
  2. ^ Urban Area Map, Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia (PDF) (Map). West Virginia Department of Transportation. 2005. § 1 of 2. Retrieved 2014-07-01. 

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WV 131 WV-140.svg WV 150

Coordinates: 39°17′00″N 81°33′47″W / 39.28333°N 81.56306°W / 39.28333; -81.56306