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2-73 Sciotoville Bridge, Portsmouth

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Marker Details

Title, side A
East Toledo
Title, side B
Same
Address
Toledo, 43605
Location
Previously In the park on the N side of Main Street at 1st Street
Subjects
Bridges, Portsmouth

Picture Details

Title
Sciotoville Bridge, Portsmouth
Caption
The Sciotoville Bridge in Portsmouth, Ohio, designed and built by two famous American Civil Engineers, Gustav Lindenthal, D.Sc. (1850-1935), the Consulting Engineer (and) David Barnard Steinman, D.Sc. (1887-1960), the designer and stress analyst in 1917. A double track railroad bridge of twin spans each 775 feet long, it remained until 1935 the longest continuous truss bridge in the world and stands today as the prototype for continuous structures. Its construction marked a major advance in the art of bridge engineering and was a pioneer achievement in continuous truss analysis. In beauty of design, size and erection techniques it stands as a landmark of progress in man's mastery of his environment (AL06801).