Sciotoville in Scioto County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
A double track railroad bridge of twin spans each 775 feet long, it remained until 1935 the longest continuous truss bridge in the world and stands today as the prototype for continuous structures. Its construction marked a major advance in the art of bridge engineering and was a pioneer achievement in continuous truss analysis. In beauty of design, size and erection techniques it stands as a landmark of progress in man’s mastery of his environment.
Erected 1965 by The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2-73.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
Location. 38° 45.396′ N, 82° 53.053′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5951 Gallia St, Portsmouth OH 45662, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Honorable Vern Riffe (1925 - 1997) (approx. 2.4 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hillcrest Children's Home (approx. 3 miles away); Enterprise Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 3 miles away in Kentucky); Spartan Municipal Stadium (approx. 5.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); Scioto County KIA-MIA Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Crossing at Scioto County / The Underground Railroad (approx. 6.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Sciotoville Railroad Bridge. Photos, stats, drawings and discussion of the bridge. Excerpt: “The erection method of this bridge was of interest because one side of the main span was built with falsework to keep it in balance, until the other half could be built out using the cantilever method, which brought the bridge into balance. The bridge had to be designed with parts that anticipated bending under dead and live loads. (Submitted on April 23, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A better, unobstructed photo of the bridge showing its relationship with the river. • Can you help?