Wheeling Suspension Bridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 40° 04.227 W 080° 43.456
17T E 523512 N 4435612
Quick Description: This marker is for the oldest long-span wire-cable suspension bridge in the United States
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/30/2010 1:30:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM9C64
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 23

Long Description:

Marker text states:

Suspension Bridge

The Wheeling Suspension Bridge, constructed by Charles Ellot, Jr. between 1846 and 1849, was the first long-span wire-cable suspension bridge in the United States. For many years it was the longest clear-span bridge in the world. The deck was wrecked by a violent storm in 1854. It was re-built and the structure with its oritingal towers and calbes is still in service. It is the most significant remaining pre-Civil War bridge in the nation.

West Virginia Department of Archives and History, 1971

Marker Title: Wheeling Suspension Bridge

Marker Location: East side of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge

County or Independent City: Wheeling

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Department of Archives and History

Marker Number: Not listed

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