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Parkersburg Bridge (CSX)

The Parkersburg Bridge crosses the Ohio River between Parkersburg, West Virginia, and Belpre, Ohio. The bridge has 46 spans; 25 deck plate girder, 14 deck truss, 6 through truss, and 1 through plate girder. The bridge was constructed in 1868-1870 by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. When completed in 1870 the bridge was reportedly the longest in the world at .

The approach spans were replaced 1898 - 1900, and the river spans were replaced 1904 - 1905. The original piers were retained. One channel span was replaced in 1972 after a barge transporting gasoline struck the channel pier.

The bridge was a part of the B&O's Baltimore - St. Louis mainline and offered the railroad easy access to Ohio in transporting coal and other materials to the east coast. Currently the bridge handles traffic on CSX Transportation's Marietta Subdivision.

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