Appalachian Corridor D. Project Information
West Virginia Department of Transportation
Black Bar Project Info Interchange Designs Photos Press Contact

Direct comments & questions here.


Blennerhassett Bridge webcam.

Click here for live Blennerhassett Bridge updates.


Island bridge bids
opening March 1
Deferred from prior
letting to March 9

The Division of Highways will open bids on March 1 for construction of the Blennerhassett Island Bridge, Gov. Bob Wise said Monday.

A joint venture between West Virginia and Ohio Department of Transportation, the estimated $100 million bridge will be a tied arch, a structure chosen from four designs as the most economical and least intrusive on the environment of Blennerhassett Island. West Virginia's share of the cost will be $65 million, Wise said.

The weathering steel bridge will pass over the western end of the island and cross the main navigational and secondary channel of the Ohio River on concrete piers about 69 feet above the Ohio River.

The bridge will stretch about 4,009 feet from abutment to abutment and provide for travel lanes with shoulders wide enogh to serve traffic during emergencies or future maintenance work, said the Division of Highways.

The eight-span bridge will stretch from W.Va. 892 at Washington to Ohio 618 at Porterfield. An 880-foot tied arch will be built over the main chanel of the Ohio River.

Posted with permission from The Parkersburg News & Sentinel


Back to Press


Home | Project Info | Interchange Designs | Photos | Press | Contact | Top of Page

This website provided as a public service by the West Virginia Division of Highways.
For more information about the Appalachian Corridor D Project, or to comment on this website,
please contact the WVDOH by email or use our Comment Form.
Please note: This website is presented for informational purposes only.
Schedules, maps, dates, narrative descriptions, and other content provided are subject to change.