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Bridge Documented: July 12, 2009
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Key Facts
Bridge Name Facility Carried / Feature Intersected Location Structure Type Construction Date and Builder/Engineer
Mingo Junction Wabash Railroad Bridge
Railroad (Wheeling and Lake Erie) Over Ohio River Mingo Junction and Rural: Jefferson County, Ohio and Brooke County, West Virginia Metal Cantilever Rivet-Connected Baltimore Through Truss, Fixed 1904 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York
Technical Facts
Main Span Length Structure Length Main Spans
700 Feet (213.4 Meters) 1296 Feet (395 Meters) 3

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Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

The United States enjoyed the distinction of having the world's longest cantilever truss span for a short time, thanks to this record-breaking bridge, which is an extremely early example of a monumental-sized cantilever truss bridge. The bridge is also noted for its decorative finials on top of the towers.

This is an impressive bridge that is deserving of a full photo-documentation. Currently however, HistoricBridges.org only has a few overview photos to offer for this bridge.

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