Veterans Memorial Bridge
Located on US Route 22 over the Ohio River connecting Weirton, West Virginia to the small town of Steubenville,Ohio, this cable-stayed bridge is definitely something that travelers from around the country will come to cross. Known as the Veteran's Memorial Bridge, it also carries the name; the New Steubenville Bridge. This bridge replaced the Fort Steuben Bridge that was built in 1928.
Backstory and Context
Michael Baker was the designer of the bridge and began construction in the middle of 1979. Once the historic Federal Land Office was relocated in 1982, the five contracts remaining were awarded in the mid-’80s to Mashuda Corporation, H.J. Schneider Construction, Inc., National Engineering & Contracting, Inc., Danis Industries Corporation and S.J. Groves & Sons.
Later in time, around the late ' 90s, the bridge was upgraded to a four lane bridge. The upgrade also made US Highway 22 undergo some construction for it to be upgraded as well. Once the last construction was completed it made the Veterans Memorial Bridge the most expensive bride in West Virginia.
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