The Sciotoville Bridge is a steel continuous truss bridge carrying railway tracks belonging to CSX Transportation across the Ohio River between Siloam - a junction located north of Limeville, Kentucky and east of South Shore, Kentucky - and Sciotoville, Ohio in the United States. Designed by Gustav Lindenthal, the bridge was constructed in 1916 by Chesapeake and Ohio Railway subsidiary Chesapeake and Ohio Northern Railway as part of a new route between Ashland, Kentucky and Columbus, Ohio.
View of Sciotoville Bridge in March 2007
|Carries||Two tracks of CSX Transportation|
|Locale||Siloam Junction, Kentucky and Sciotoville, Ohio, USA|
|Maintained by||CSX Transportation|
|Design||continuous truss bridge|
|Total length||1,550 feet|
|Longest span||775 feet|
The bridge is continuous across two 775-foot-long (236 m) spans, and is considered an engineering marvel. It held the record for longest continuous truss span in the world from its opening until 1945.
- C&O Sciotoville Bridge at Bridges & Tunnels
- Colossus on the Ohio at Minford, Ohio Schools
- True story involving the Sciotoville Bridge Dipping Ice Cream
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