Ravenswood Bridge

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Ravenswood Bridge
Ravenswood Bridge-edit.jpg
View of the bridge from Ravenswood
Coordinates38°56′11″N 81°45′26″W / 38.9365°N 81.7572°W / 38.9365; -81.7572
Carries US 33
CrossesOhio River
Official nameWilliam S. Ritchie, Jr. Bridge[1]
Maintained byWest Virginia Department of Transportation[1]
DesignCantilever bridge
Total length2,710 feet (830 m)
Longest span900 feet (270 m)

State Route 824

LocationMeigs County


The William S. Ritchie Jr. Bridge,[1] more commonly known as the Ravenswood Bridge, is a two-lane cantilever bridge in the United States, connecting Ravenswood, West Virginia and rural Meigs County, Ohio, across the Ohio River. It has a total length of 2,710 ft (830 m) with a main span of 900 ft (270 m). The bridge was completed in 1981.[2]

The bridge replaced a ferry that had crossed the river between Ravenswood at Walnut Street and rural Lebanon Township since at least 1908.[3][4] When the bridge opened in 1981, on the Ohio side of the river, the bridge and its approach route carried the 0.57-mile-long (0.92 km) Ohio State Route 824 (SR 824).[5] The crossing originally led to a winding two-lane SR 338. On the West Virginia side, the bridge carried West Virginia Route 338.[6][1] In 2003, the SR 824 and WV 338 designations were removed when the US 33 relocation in Meigs County was completed and the US 33 designation was moved onto the bridge.[7]

Browse numbered routes
SR 823OH SR 833
WV 331WV US 340

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Notice to Contractors - November 30, 1999 Letting". West Virginia Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 13, 2017.
  2. ^ The World Almanac and Book of Facts. World Almanac Education Group. 2002. p. 609. ISBN 0-88687-872-1.
  3. ^ Ravenswood Quadrangle–West Virginia/Ohio (Topographic map). 1:62,500. 15 Minute Series. United States Geological Survey. 1908. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  4. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by G.F. Schlesinger, Director. Ohio Division of Highways. 1925. Retrieved August 18, 2013.
  5. ^ "2001 MEIGS CO 2 AVERAGE 24-HR TRAFFIC VOLUME" (PDF). ODOT. 2001. p. 3. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
  6. ^ "Design Guide For Signing" (PDF). West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways. April 1994. p. 56.
  7. ^ 2003-2004 Official Ohio Transportation Map (MrSID) (Map). Ohio Department of Transportation. 2003. Retrieved August 20, 2013.

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Aerial view of the bridge and surroundings