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20 suspension bridges were found for search criteria: EOV . All 20 bridges from the search results appear below. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. If you don't see what you were looking for, try an image search with the same criteria: EOV. This will find the bridge if it is pictured on the site, but is not a catenary suspension bridge.
1852 Charleston (Lovell Street)
Charleston, West Virginia, USA (Elk River)
Bridgemeister ID:38
References:AAJ, EOV, HBE, PTS2
Principals:W. O. Buchanan, William Kuhn, Abraham Wright
Use:Vehicular
Status:Collapsed, December 15, 1904
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:478f
Deck width:17f
Notes
  • Was still part of Virginia at time of completion.
  • Damaged during Civil War. An article in the August 2, 1861 issue of the New York Times mentions: "A junction of our forces having now been effected, the army at once moved on to Elk River, which debouches into the Kanawha at Charleston, where the army encamped for the night. We would have crossed the stream at once, and marched through the town the same evening, but for the fact that the rebels had partially destroyed the beautiful suspension bridge which spans Elk River at this spot, rendering it unsafe for passage. Not content with burning a portion of the flooring, they nearly severed the strands which support the structure, and aid their work, too, in the most bungling manner. A more shameless piece of vandalism I never witnessed. While the army slept, a company of sappers and miners repaired the damage, and yesterday the army, nearly five thousand strong, marched through the streets of Charleston."
  • Next to 1884 (suspension bridge) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA.
Print, collection of David Denenberg
1852 Fairmont and Palatine
Fairmont, West Virginia, USA (Monongahela River)
Bridgemeister ID:39
References:EOV, PTS2
Principals:James L. Randolph
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
  • Was still part of Virginia at time of completion.
1852 Guyandotte
Guyandotte and Huntington, West Virginia, USA (Guyandotte River)
Bridgemeister ID:40
References:AAJ, EOV, PTS2
Principals:George Wilson Mason
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:450f
Notes
  • EOV cites a source claiming the bridge was begun in 1853, but not completed until 1858. AAJ says completed in 1848
  • Was still part of Virginia at time of completion.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1853 (suspension bridge)
Falmouth, Kentucky, USA (Licking River)
Bridgemeister ID:42
References:AAJ, EOV
Principals:D. Griffith Smith
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Main span:323f
1853 Dresden
Dresden, Ohio, USA (Muskingum River)
Bridgemeister ID:43
Structurae ID:0000947
References:EOV, GBD, OCEN198202
Principals:George Copland
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1913
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1853 Tiffin
Tiffin, Ohio, USA (Sandusky River)
Bridgemeister ID:46
References:EOV
Principals:John Gray
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
1854 Elk River
Sutton, West Virginia, USA (Elk River)
Bridgemeister ID:554
References:EOV
Principals:Ira Hart
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Main span:460f
1854 Licking River I
Covington and Newport, Kentucky, USA (Licking River)
Bridgemeister ID:47
References:BOB, BPL, EOV
Principals:John Gray, George C. Tarvin
Status:Collapsed, 1854
Notes
  • BPL: Collapsed under weight of cattle 1853. BOB: Indicates year of completion and collapse as 1854. EOV: Appears more authoritative on the matter, "Although the bridge was not quite finished, Tarvin and the mayor of Covington rode the first vehicle across it on December 28, 1853. Less than two weeks later... the bridge collapsed."
  • The January 18, 1854 edition of The New York Times has a small article with a January 16, 1854 byline reporting the collapse of the bridge: "The... bridge... gave way this evening, while two men and eighteen cattle were crossing it... The keys which held the wire cable to the anchors gave way."
  • Replaced by 1854 Licking River II - Covington and Newport, Kentucky, USA.
1854 Licking River II
Covington and Newport, Kentucky, USA (Licking River)
Bridgemeister ID:48
References:EOV
Principals:John Gray
Status:Removed

Notes
1854 Morgantown
Morgantown, West Virginia, USA (Monongahela River)
Bridgemeister ID:49
References:AAJ, EN19070918, EOV, HBE, PTS2
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:608f
Deck width:20f
Notes
  • Was still part of Virginia at time of completion.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1858 Portsmouth
Portsmouth, Ohio, USA (Scioto River)
Bridgemeister ID:57
References:EOV
Principals:E.B. Gray
Status:Collapsed, 1859

Notes
1861 Portsmouth
Portsmouth, Ohio, USA (Scioto River)
Bridgemeister ID:61
References:EOV
Principals:Max J. Becker
Status:Removed
Notes
1867 John A. Roebling (Cincinnati, Cincinnati and Covington)
Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:65
Structurae ID:0000513
O'Donnell ID:1000
Coordinates:N 39.09167 W 84.50833
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BAAW, BC3, BOB, BPL, COB, EOV, HBE, LAB, LACE, ONF, PTS2, SJR, TOB
Principals:John A. Roebling
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,057f
Side spans:2
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg
1868 Calloway's Ford (Whitewater, Harrison's)
Elizabethtown vicinity, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA (Whitewater River)
Bridgemeister ID:68
References:EOV
Principals:John Gray, Morse, Young
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1920
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Main span:475f
Deck width:22f
Notes
  • This bridge was located where present-day Suspension Bridge Road crosses the Whitewater River next to I-275 and north of US50. According to information provided by Sharon Lutz from Marjorie Byrnside Burress, this bridge was renamed "Harrison's Suspension Bridge" in 1891. This should not be confused with the nearby suspension bridge at Harrison.
  • According to the information provided by Sharon Lutz from Marjorie Byrnside Burress, "Crossing this bridge was the main thoroughfare from Indiana into Ohio for many years (US 50 was not completed by then). [In 1920] it was decided that the Suspension Bridge had become obsolete and could no longer safely withstand the weight of vehicles. [On May 19, 1920] the cables were severed by means of an oxygen flame, the weight of the cables pulled down some towers. Other towers were weakened by dynamite at their bases and later they were pulled down by the weight of the cables severed at one end with an oxygen flame."
  • See 1873 Harrison - Harrison, Ohio and Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1868 High Street (Hamilton)
Hamilton, Ohio, USA (Great Miami River)
Bridgemeister ID:67
References:EOV
Principals:John Gray
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
1871 Warren (Hickory Street)
Warren, Pennsylvania, USA (Allegheny River)
Bridgemeister ID:75
References:AAJ, EOV, HAERPA461, HBE, PTS2
Principals:George W. Fishler
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Replaced, 1918
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:470f
Deck width:29f
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1872 Branch Hill
Branch Hill and Symmes, Ohio, USA (Little Miami River)
Bridgemeister ID:77
References:EOV
Principals:John Gray
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Based on correspondence between "Gray's firm" and Washington Roebling, EOV suggests there may be a chance this early bridge contained steel cables.
1873 Franklin
Franklin, Ohio, USA (Great Miami River)
Bridgemeister ID:80
References:EOV, HWCO
Principals:J. W. Shipman & Co., John A. Roebling's Sons Co.
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Replaced, 1933
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Traffic restricted to foot traffic, 1931. Closed, 1933, after the bridge sagged significantly.
  • From HWCO: "The towers are thirty-eight feet high, and each consists of four columns, of Phoenix column iron. The cables are of steel wire and each is composed of 343 strands, the whole cable having a diameter of seven inches. The masonry is constructed of Dayton stone, and is of a very substantial character... The wire and iron work was done in the summer of 1873 under the superintendence of Roebling & Sons, of Trenton, N. J. The bridge is stayed by strong wire cables and stiffened by an iron truss. The whole cost was $43,900."
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg.
1873 Harrison
Harrison, Ohio and Dearborn County, Indiana, USA (Whitewater River)
Bridgemeister ID:81
References:EOV
Principals:James W. Shipman and Co.
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Destroyed, 1913, by flood
Main cables:Wire

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1876 Linwood
Linwood, Ohio, USA (Little Miami River)
Bridgemeister ID:82
References:EOV
Principals:Cincinnati Bridge Co.
Status:Removed
Notes
  • Replaced after 1913 flood damage.



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