Vera Junction Bridge

Vera Junction Bridge

The Vera Junction Bridge carried the Cincinnati & Eastern Railway (C&E) over the Scioto River near Portsmouth, Ohio.


The Vera Junction Bridge carried the Cincinnati & Eastern Railway (C&E) over the Scioto River near Portsmouth, Ohio. The C&E is an active and out-of-service a railroad between Claire near Cincinnati, Ohio east to Portsmouth, operated today by the Cincinnati Eastern Railroad. At its western terminus, it connected with the Cincinnati, Lebanon, and Northern (CL&N) and the Pennsylvania Railroad Richmond Division (PRR), and to the Scioto Valley Railway at its eastern terminus.

The original 1,000-foot crossing of the Scioto River was finished in August 1884, 1 2 which was replaced with new multi-span truss bridges fabricated by the American Bridge Company in 1913. 3

Because of the Portsmouth Branch’s sharp curves, steep grades, and a lack of customers, Norfolk Southern (C&E’s successor) railbanked the Peavine between Peebles and Vera Junction in 2001.


Information

  • State: Ohio
  • Route: Norfolk Southern Railway
  • Type: Pratt Through Truss
  • Status: Abandoned / Closed

Sources

  1. “Corporate Timeline of the Norfolk & Western Railway.” Norfolk & Western Historical Society. 14 Dec. 2008 Article.
  2. Hilton, George Woodman. “Cincinnati & Eastern Railway.” American Narrow Gauge Railroads. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1990. 464-465.
    1. Stewart, Ken. “The Cincinnati & Eastern Railway and The Cincinnati, New Richmond & Ohio River Railroad.” The Fractured Frog 2.10 (May 1985): 11-13. Newsletter of the Queen City Division Railroad Enthusiasts.
  3. Bridge plaque.

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