Interstate 74 or I -74 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Ohio. The highway is short in this state, running from the Indiana border through the metropolitan area of Cincinnati to Interstate 75. The route is 31 kilometers long.
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I-74 west of Cincinnati.
I-74/I-275 west of Cincinnati.
At Harrison, the highway enters the state from Indiana. Interstate 74 in Indiana comes from Indianapolis. The highway has 2×2 lanes here. One passes through wooded and hilly area, and at the hamlet of Blue Jay joins Interstate 275, this is the Cincinnati ring road. Both roads were then double numbered with 2×3 lanes. A few miles down the road, at Taylors Creek, the roads split again. I-74 then runs through the western suburbs with 2×2 lanes. These get denser, and just before I-75 the road widens to 2×3 lanes. In northwest Cincinnati, the road ends at Interstate 75, the highway from Cincinnati to Dayton, Toledo and Detroit.
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I-74’s predecessor was US 52. Construction of Interstate 74 in Ohio began in 1958 on the Indiana border. In 1974, the highway was completed to I-75 in Cincinnati.
|Indiana state line||Exit 1 Harrison||2 km||circa 1962|
|Exit 1 Harrison||Exit 11 Dent||16 km||circa 1964|
|Exit 11 Dent||Exit 14 White Oak||5 km||circa 1971|
|Exit 14 White Oak||Exit 19||8 km||circa 1974|
|Exit 0 Indiana state line||Exit 5 I-275 Cincinnati||2×2||8 km|
|Exit 5 I-275 Cincinnati||Exit 9 I-275 Cincinnati||2×3||6 km|
|Exit 9 I-275 Cincinnati||Exit 20 I-75 Cincinnati||2×2||18 km|
About 33,000 vehicles cross the Indiana border every day. The double numbering with I-275 has 83,000 vehicles, and for I-75 this increases to 113,000 vehicles.
West Huntington Bridge
|West Huntington Bridge|
|Total length||686 meters|
|Main span||171 meters|
|Bridge deck height||? meter|
|Traffic intensity||23,200 mvt/day|
The West Huntington Bridge, also called the West End Bridge is a truss bridge in the United States, located on the border of the states of Ohio and West Virginia. The bridge spans the Ohio River near Huntington, West Virginia.
The West Huntington Bridge is a steel truss bridge with a total length of 686 meters and a main span of 171 meters. The bridge deck is 8.5 meters wide and has two lanes off US 52. The bridge connects on the Ohio side with the Ironton to Chesapeake expressway, and on the West Virginia side with a grade separated connection to Interstate 64. The bridge is therefore a connection between two high-quality roads. It is the westernmost bridge for road traffic over the Ohio River in West Virginia. The bridge is toll-free.
Originally, US 52 crossed the Robert C. Byrd Bridge near downtown Huntington. In the 1960s, Interstate 64 was built in West Virginia, and it was deemed necessary to connect US 52 in Ohio and Interstate 64 in West Virginia on the west side of Huntington town. This bridge opened to traffic in 1968. However, the bridge was unusually narrow for the time, with only two lanes of traffic.
Every day, 23,200 vehicles cross the bridge, which is subject to a maximum load.
|Total length||797 meters|
|Main span||198 meters|
|Bridge deck height||? meter|
|Traffic intensity||? mvt/day|
The Williamstown Bridge is a truss bridge in the United States, located on the border of the states of Ohio and West Virginia. The bridge spans the Ohio River between Williamstown, WV and Marietta, OH.
The bridge is a steel truss bridge with a total length of 797 meters. The bridge has two large spans, the northern span is 198 meters long, the southern span is approximately 181 meters. The truss construction makes these spans possible. In addition, there are bridges on both sides. The bridge is single lane, with one lane in each direction. Over the bridge runs State Route 31 in West Virginia and State Route 60 in Ohio. Williamstown, West Virginia is south of the bridge. Greater Marietta, Ohio is on the north side. About a mile upstream, the Marietta-Williamstown Interstate Bridge spans the Ohio River. The Williamstown Bridge is therefore mainly of local importance.
In 1903, the first bridge was built on this site, a steel cantilever bridge. This was the first inland cantilever bridge for vehicular traffic in the United States. It handled through traffic until the Marietta-Williamstown Interstate Bridge of Interstate 77 was completed in 1967. The bridge was replaced in 1992 by the current truss bridge.