West Virginia Division of Highway
Washington, West Virginia
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This project, which was performed out of Walsh’s Pittsburgh office, represents the largest segment of the Corridor D redevelopment project, the primary objective of which is to stimulate economic development in and around greater Parkersburg/Belpre area. The Blennerhassett Bridge passes over the southern end of Blennerhassett Island, crossing the main, navigational, and secondary channels. The river crossing is comprised of 2,633 feet of approach spans on the West Virginia side, an 880-foot main river crossing, and 495 feet of approach spans on the Ohio side for a total length of 4,008 feet from abutment to abutment. The crossing was achieved by a span-steel-tied arch with inclined cable stays. The project includes over 30,000,000 pounds of structural steel members. The Blennerhassett Bridge represents the longest span of its kind in the United States.