Bridgeport Bridge, Wheeling, West Virginia and Bridgeport, Ohio
Bridgepixing on the Ohio River at the Bridgeport Bridge, built 1893, linking Bridgeport, Ohio and Wheeling, West Virginia. Additional Bridge Photos and Bridge Blog at www.Bridgepix.com
The Bridgeport Bridge is an abandoned bridge which once carried US 40 over the back channel of the Ohio River between Wheeling Island, West Virginia and Bridgeport, Ohio.
Constructed in 1893, the Bridgeport Bridge was one type of crossing that could be 'ordered' from catalogues towards the end of the nineteenth century.
The wooden bridge deck was replaced in 1950 with steel grating. In 1987, the floor beams had become structurally unsound for automobile traffic. A self-supporting, load-bearing deck structure was installed inside the trusses of the Bridgeport Bridge. This was only a temporary measure, as the bridge was supplemented in the mid-1990's with a modern river crossing adjacent to the now-abandoned span. (Wikipedia)