Steubenville Railroad Bridge over the Ohio River

My father, Freer Milam, affectionately nick named Uncle Dix "ridge-runner" because of his adventurous nature. Uncle Dix was famous for swimming across the Ohio River and walking across the top of this railroad trestle as a boy.

The bridge was constructed in 1926 and is 2011 feet long. It carried the Pennsylvania Rail Road "Main Line" on its Panhandle Route until downgraded by Conrail.

A history of its construction and details of the bridge are here (link) .

Ohio River Railroad Tressel


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