Sciotoville Railroad Bridge

From Ohio History Central

The Sciotoville Railroad Bridge is one of the longest riveted truss bridge in the United States of America.

Completed in 1917, the bridge originally connected the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway in Kentucky with the Norfolk and Western Railroad in Ohio. The bridge provided farmers, business owners, and coal companies in Kentucky and West Virginia easier access to more northerly markets in Ohio and along the Great Lakes. The Sciotoville Railroad Bridge's single truss extends 1,550 feet across the Ohio River. At its highest point, the bridge towers 236 feet above the river. When completed, it was originally the longest riveted truss bridge in the entire world.

See Also


  1. "Three States Celebrate." The Evening Telegraph (Elyria, Ohio). 25 July 1917.
  2. Sciotoville Railroad Bridge.