Wheeling Suspension Bridge

Wheeling Suspension Bridge (HM313)

Location: Wheeling, WV 26003 Ohio County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 4.224', W 80° 43.475'

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The Wheeling Suspension Bridge, constructed by Charles Ellet, Jr. between 1846 and 1849, was the first long-span wire-cable suspension bridge in the United States. For many years it was the longest clear-span bridge in the world. The deck was wrecked by a violent storm in 1854. It was re-built and the structure with its original towers and cables is still in service. It is the most significant remaining pre-Civil War bridge in the nation.
HM NumberHM313
Year Placed1971
Placed ByThe West Virginia Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 10:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 523485 N 4435607
Decimal Degrees40.07040000, -80.72458333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 4.224', W 80° 43.475'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 4' 13.44" N, 80° 43' 28.50" W
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Area Code(s)304, 740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-16 Virginia St, Wheeling WV 26003, US
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