Blennerhassett Island Bridge
Island Bridge opened to traffic June 13, 2008. The bridge is a
Network Arch Bridge constructed at a cost of $120 million over the
Ohio River between Belpre, Ohio and Parkersburg, West Virginia.
Construction of the bridge was completed by the Walsh Construction
Company of Chicago.
The completion of the span, which carries U.S.
Highway 50, completed Corridor D between Interstate 275 east of
Cincinnati, Ohio to Interstate 79 at Clarksburg, West Virginia.
Corridor D is a part of the Appalachian Development Highway System.
The bridge travels over the Ohio River and the
historic Blennerhassett Island. The bridge is wholly owned by WVDOT
while only the approach ramps on the Ohio side are owned by ODOT