For decades, the only way to cross the Ohio River between Paducah, Kentucky, and Illinois was a narrow two-lane bridge. This was later supplemented with an interstate crossing that was plagued with problems.
The influence of Robert W. Smith’s trusses extends to other areas of Ohio. One of my favorite examples is the Otway Covered Bridge over the Scioto Brush Creek in Otway.
Historic bridges and more are plenty in rural Vinton and Jackson counties in southern Ohio.Read More »The Covered Bridges of Vinton and Jackson Counties, Ohio
The latest article at Bridges & Tunnels covers the Western Hills Viaduct, a large double-deck viaduct along Harrison Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio.
These are photos of the Brent Spence Bridge as it undergoes significant structural repairs because of a fire on November 11.
Taking advantage of freshly fallen snow, I ventured out into Geauga County in northeast Ohio to photograph two newer covered bridges on the Maple Highlands Rail Trail.
The Dresden Suspension Bridge formerly carried OH 208 over the Muskingum River in Dresden, Ohio. Constructed in 1914, it was closed to automobiles in 1988.
The Sidaway Avenue Footbridge is located over Kingsbury Run on Sidaway Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio and has been abandoned since 1966.