Bridges over the Ohio River

Bridges over the Ohio River

The Ohio River has a rich history. It’s bridges are no exception. These bridges are in West Virginia and show the old, newish and neglected sides of life along the river.


The Aetnaville Bridge linked Wheeling Island to Ohio. It was closed by the West Virginia Department of Transportation in January.
The Fort Henry bridge marks how high the Ohio River can get during floods.

Looking at Fort Henry bridge from the Wheeling Suspension Bridge.
The symmetry of the Fort Henry’s structure.
The Aetnaville Bridge was used by pedestrians and bikes until the fence went up. Many people used the bridge to get to work or other nearby shops.
The Wheeling Suspension Bridge, built before the Civil War, is supported by strong steel cables.

The detail of the suspension bridge.
The suspension bridge features a grate for cars and thin strips of metal for pedestrians.

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