The Great Stone Viaduct

The Great Stone Viaduct (HMIXE)

Location: Bellaire, OH 43906 Belmont County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 0.766', W 80° 44.55'

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Construction of this Great Stone Viaduct began in 1870 at Union Street as an Ohio approach to the railroad bridge spanning the Ohio River. It was completed to Rose Hill in April 1871, and the entire bridge span connecting Ohio to West Virginia, of which the Viaduct is a part, was opened to rail traffic on June 21, 1871. Jointly constructed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and the Central Ohio Railroad, its sandstone piers rise in varying heights 10 to 20 feet above the streets, from which are placed 43 stone arches supported by 37 ring stones (18 on each side of a keystone) intended to symbolize a united Union consisting of 37 states. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976, this Ohio River crossing became known as the "Great Shortline to the West."
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HM NumberHMIXE
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number14-7
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Village of Bellaire and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 3:59am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 521976 N 4429205
Decimal Degrees40.01276667, -80.74250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 0.766', W 80° 44.55'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 0' 45.96" N, 80° 44' 33.00" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3100-3198 Union St, Bellaire OH 43906, US
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