Simeon Willis Memorial Bridge
|Simeon Willis Memorial Brige13th Street Bridge|
|Total length||705 meters|
|Main span||225 meters|
|Bridge deck height||? meter|
|Traffic intensity||10,600 mvt/day|
According to allcitycodes, the Simeon Willis Memorial Bridge, also known as the 13th Street Bridge is a cantilever bridge in the United States, located on the border of the states of Kentucky and Ohio. The bridge spans the Ohio River near Ashland, Kentucky.
The bridge is a steel cantilever bridge with a total length of 705 meters and a main span of 225 meters. The bridge deck is 13.4 meters wide and has three lanes. It is a one-way bridge, handling traffic from Kentucky to Ohio. The adjacent Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge handles traffic in the other direction. The Simeon Willis Memorial Bridge is wider than the Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge and opens onto 13th Street in Ashland. The bridge spans not only the Ohio River, but also Greenup Avenue (US 23/60), a railroad track on both sides of the river and a carriageway of US 52 in Ohio. The bridge is toll-free. It is the easternmost bridge over the Ohio River in Kentucky.
In 1930, the Ben Williamson Memorial Bridge was the first bridge to open across the Ohio River in Ashland. The bridge was opened in 1985 to increase capacity over the Ohio River. The bridge is clearly wider than the adjacent bridge. At the time, it was considered to build the second bridge further east for a bypass of Ashland, but in the end it was decided to increase capacity at the center.
The bridge is named after Simeon S. Willis (1879-1965), the 46th governor of Kentucky. He lived in Ashland for a long time.
Every day, 10,600 vehicles use the bridge, which means that it is not overloaded.
Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge
|Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge|
|Total length||607 meters|
|Main span||323 meters|
|Bridge deck height||? meter|
|Traffic intensity||8,000 mvt/day|
The Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge is a suspension bridge in the United States, located on the border of the states of Kentucky and Ohio. The bridge spans the Ohio River at Maysville.
The bridge is a total of 607 meters long, with a main span of 323 meters. The bridge deck is only 6 meters wide. The bridge spans the Ohio River, but because the border between Kentucky and Ohio is almost on the north bank, the bridge is almost entirely in the state of Kentucky. Over the bridge are the Business Routes of US 62 and US 68, and Ohio State Route 41. On the south side is the town of Maysville, on the north side the village of Aberdeen. The bridge is owned by the state of Kentucky.
The bridge was built in the early 1930s and opened to traffic on November 25, 1931. It was the first bridge over the Ohio River at Maysville. The bridge was designed by the famous Polish-American engineer Ralph Modjeski, who designed most of the suspension bridges in the United States in the 1930s. The bridge was originally a toll road, the toll collection was ended in 1945.
In 2000, the William H. Harsha Bridge that handles through traffic opened. Since then, the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge has been used only for local traffic. The bridge was closed for renovations in 2003-2004. The bridge is named after Simon Kenton (1755-1836), an important figure in the history of the Midwestern United States in the late 18th century and early 19th century.
Every day 8,000 vehicles cross the bridge.
William H. Harsha Bridge
|William H. Harsha Bridge|
|Total length||710 meters|
|Main span||320 meters|
|Bridge deck height||?|
|Traffic intensity||4,900 mvt/day|
The William H. Harsha Bridge is a cable- stayed bridge in the United States, located on the border of the states of Kentucky and Ohio. The bridge spans the Ohio River at Maysville.
The William H. Harsha Bridge spans the Ohio River west of Maysville, Kentucky. The bridge has a total length of 710 meters and a main span of 320 meters, with two side spans of 135 meters. The bridge has two pylons in an H-profile and is 93 meters high. The bridge deck is 14.6 meters wide, over the bridge runs the 1×2 US 62 in Kentucky. The bridge mainly handles regional through traffic that shouldn’t be in Maysville.
The first bridge over the Ohio River at Maysville was the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge, a suspension bridge built in 1931. Since this bridge opens into the center of Maysville, it was unsuitable for through traffic. That’s why the William H. Harsha Bridge was built for through traffic northwest of Maysville between 1997 and 2000. The new bridge opened to traffic on October 9, 2000.
The bridge is named after Bill Harsha (1921-2010), a member of the Ohio House of Representatives.
Every day, 4,900 vehicles use the bridge, which is not intensively used.