Williamstown Bridge

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Williamstown Bridge
Williamstown Bridge WV.jpg
Viewing the Williamstown Bridge from Williamstown, West Virginia.
Coordinates 39°24′30″N 81°26′52″W / 39.40833°N 81.44778°W / 39.40833; -81.44778Coordinates: 39°24′30″N 81°26′52″W / 39.40833°N 81.44778°W / 39.40833; -81.44778
Carries WV 31/ SR 60
2 lanes plus sidewalk
Crosses Ohio River
Locale Williamstown, West Virginia
Maintained by West Virginia Division of Highways
Characteristics
Design Steel Continuous Truss
History
Opened 1992

The Williamstown Bridge is a bridge over the Ohio River between Williamstown, West Virginia and Marietta, Ohio. The bridge carries West Virginia Route 31 and Ohio State Route 60. U.S. Route 21 was also formerly routed along this bridge.

Original bridge[edit]

The original bridge at this site was constructed in 1903. It was the first inland cantilever highway bridge in the United States and also site of the first strike, in 1902, by the United Steel Workers union.[1]

Current bridge[edit]

The current Williamstown Bridge was completed in 1992. It reuses some of the piers from the prior bridge, although the Marietta approaches were relocated to a new connection with Ohio State Route 7. This bridge is a continuous truss, the 28th-longest in North America.[2]

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