Blaine Hill Viaduct

Blaine Hill Viaduct (US 40)

The Blaine Hill Viaduct carries US 40 over Wheeling Creek in Blaine, Ohio.


Designed by David Henry Overman, who designed many other spans in the state, 1 the open-spandrel arch Blaine Hill Viaduct was built between 1932-33. 2 3 It replaced the overburdened Blaine Hill “S” Bridge, which at the time was carrying over 2,700 vehicles per day. 3

After World War II, the bridge was renamed to the Arches of Memory and dedicated to its veterans.1 2

Interstate 70’s completion nearby in 1964 diverted much of US Route 40’s traffic to the expressway. 3 The viaduct was rehabilitated in 1982 1 and rededicated by the local American Legion and Belmont County Council. 2

The Blaine Hill Viaduct was extensively renovated in 2011, which included painting the concrete a cream-white color, rebuilding the bridge railings, installing a new bridge deck, and other general repairs.


Information

  • State: Ohio
  • Route: US Route 40
  • Type: Open Spandrel Arch
  • Status: Active - Automobile
  • Total Length: 754 feet
  • Main Span Length: 133 feet

Sources

  1. “Blaine Hill Viaduct.” HistoricBridges.org. N.p., June 2010. Web. 28 Aug. 2011. Article.
  2. Bridge plaque.
  3. “Marker #11-7 Blaine Hill ‘S’ Bridge / Blaine Hill Viaduct.” Remarkable Ohio. Ohio Historical Society, 11 Jan. 2009. Web. 28 Aug. 2011.
  4. “Blaine Hill Viaduct.” BridgeMapper. N.p., June 2010. Web. 28 Aug. 2011. Article.

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