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Parkersburg Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation

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The Memorial Bridge, locally known as the toll bridge, crosses the Ohio River connecting Belpre, OH and Parkersburg, WV. The bridge was completed in 1954 and is of a steel through truss design, a combination of two camelback-Warren through trusses, and a 3-span cantilevered Warren through truss.

United Bridge Partners (UBP) purchased the bridge from the City of Parkersburg, rehabilitated it, and has taken over toll collection for at least the next 50 years. M&M was the EOR for UBP (known as Parkersburg Bridge Partners for this project). Throughout the pursuit phase of this project, M&M worked closely with the CMGC project contractor to develop a conceptual repair plan set and estimated cost of rehabilitation, as well as additional anticipated life cycle costs. The rehabilitation included full deck replacement, structural steel repairs and concrete substructure repairs. It also includes new decorative, navigational, and roadway lighting. During construction, M&M provided design assistance and oversight, assisting the resident engineer as necessary, as well as providing coatings inspections to ensure long term durability.

Bridge Geometry
Length of Main Span 700 Feet
Total Project Length 2,555 Feet
Lanes on Structure 2 Lanes

I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for the City of Parkersburg.

-Zach Stanley, Parkersburg City Council President