There are two significant bridges that span the majestic Ohio River connecting Portsmouth, Ohio, to Greenup County, Kentucky. The first one is the U.S. Grant Bridge, which is a cable-stayed suspension bridge. The second bridge is the Carl D. Perkins Memorial Bridge, which is a traditional cantilevered Warren through truss bridge.
On January 4, 2022, President Joe Biden visited Cincinnati, Ohio, to discuss the Brent Spence Bridge project alongside senators and governors.
After spending the morning photographing a lighthouse along Lake Erie, I decided to head south and visit three unique trusses in Huron County, Ohio.
On September 26, 1940, before a crowd of 50,000, two new bridges opened in Lorain, Ohio.
In a prior post about the Oakley Clark Collins Memorial Bridge, I lamented about the light pollution generated from the structure’s massive LED lights that point upward. Let’s revisit that.
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.
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.