Chesapeake in Lawrence County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Huntington-Chesapeake Bridge Memorial
Jimmie L. Justice • Mayor
American Legion Post 640
Chesapeake Lions Club
Erected by Citizens, Business and Friends of Town.
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
Location. 38° 25.715′ N, 82° 27.17′ W. Marker is in Chesapeake, Ohio, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Ohio River Scenic Byway (Ohio Route 527), on the right when traveling east on 3rd Avenue. Marker is located near the southwest corner of the intersection, on the east side of the Chesapeake Town Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chesapeake OH 45619, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chesapeake Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Sixth Street Bridge Spire "In Memoriam" (approx. 0.7 miles away in West Virginia); Courthouse Clock Tower Bell (approx. 0.7 miles away in West Virginia); W. Stanley James, ESQ (approx. 0.7 miles away in West Virginia); John Hunt Oley (approx. 0.7 miles away in West Virginia); James River Company (approx. ¾ mile away in West Virginia); Elk River Coal & Lumber Company #10 Steam Locomotive (approx. ¾ mile away in West Virginia).
Also see . . . Robert C. Byrd Bridge. Constructed to replace an old, narrow, two-lane structure that was demolished after 69 years of service in a spectacular implosion on July 17, 1995. The previous bridge, opened in 1926, was Huntington's first bridge across the Ohio River and was designed in a gothic style, complete with four two-ton spires that rested on top of each peak. The famous spires which once adorned the top of the former span were saved. One is currently on display outside of the Chesapeake city hall at the intersection of State Route 7 and the Robert C. Byrd Bridge. (Submitted on November 8, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 8, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.