Chesapeake, Ohio: Spire of a Forgotten Bridge

The bridge connecting Ohio and West Virginia stood from 1926 to 1994. One old bridge spire was saved, and now serves as the bridge's memorial in a nearby park.

211 3rd Ave., Chesapeake, OH
On the south side of 3rd Ave., just west of its intersection with OH-527. Park in the city hall lot next door.
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Bridge spire.

Spire of a Forgotten Bridge

Located in Chesapeake Memorial Park.

[Stephen Francia, 05/21/2020]

The "Million Dollar Bridge" connecting Ohio and West Virginia was opened with a parade and speeches from both state governors on May 22, 1926. It was part of the equally forgotten Tug River Highway. The bridge was torn down in 1994; the spire is what remains.

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