Sciotoville Bridge

The Sciotoville Bridge is a steel continuous truss bridge carrying railway tracks belonging to CSX Transportation[1] 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.

Sciotoville Bridge
View of Sciotoville Bridge in March 2007
Coordinates38°45′10″N 82°53′09″W / 38.752878°N 82.885773°W / 38.752878; -82.885773Coordinates: 38°45′10″N 82°53′09″W / 38.752878°N 82.885773°W / 38.752878; -82.885773
CarriesTwo tracks of CSX Transportation
CrossesOhio River
LocaleSiloam Junction, Kentucky and Sciotoville, Ohio, USA
Maintained byCSX Transportation
Designcontinuous truss bridge
Total length1,550 feet
Longest span775 feet

The bridge is continuous across two 775-foot-long (236 m) spans,[2] and is considered an engineering marvel. It held the record for longest continuous truss span in the world from its opening until 1945.

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  1. ^ William D. Middletown. "Colossus on the Ohio". Archived from the original on 2007-03-11. Retrieved 2007-06-23.
  2. ^ Durkee, Jackson, "World's Longest Bridge Spans" Archived 2002-06-01 at the Wayback Machine, National Steel Bridge Alliance, May 24, 1999

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Aerial view of the bridge and surroundings