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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bridges

Ohio River used to have four bridges that connects Steubenville, Ohio to Weirton and Follansbee, West Virginia.  This is the Fort Steuben Bridge that was recently demolished. You can watch the video below how the demolition was done, it is pretty neat.  Thanks to Ohio Transportation for uploading the video.

A quick snap that my wife took after the demolition.
Below is the Veterans Memorial Bridge (Weirton-Steubenville), opened in May 1, 1990.  According to West Virginia's Department of Transportation, the cable‑stayed Veterans Memorial Bridge carrying US 22 between Weirton, West Virginia and Steubenville, Ohio is instead a monolith of both concrete and steel, combining the strengths of both.
This is the Steubenville  Railroad Bridge

According to Alan Hall, a Steubenville resident, the Market Street and Fort Steuben Bridges is the NS RR Bridge, a massive cantilever structure built in 1926 with 1909 approaches on the site of an 1865 bridge (reuses one pier). It handled the Pennsylvania RR Main Line, the Panhandle route until downgraded by Conrail. Today it is a dead end to industry on the WV side. The 1926 structure was constructed around the previous bridge, maintaining rail traffic except for one day required to switch-over.  Further research has revealed that the actual construction date of the current bridge is apparently 1936.
Market Street Bridge, an old but heavily altered suspension bridge, was built in 1905.  This was  re-opened  prior to the  demolition of  the Fort Steuben Bridge.

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3 Things to Do if You are Injured in a Dangerous Property

No morning seems bleak enough to promise an accident. It’s all too easy, however, to experience sudden harm, especially when wandering through unfamiliar properties with uneven ground, exposed wiring, and even poorly lit stairwells that can cause instant complications. The chances for injury rise to dangerous percentages.


It’s essential therefore that all individuals understand the risks of poorly maintained properties; recognizing what to do when injured while visiting one of those properties is important, too. 

What is a Dangerous Property

Often legal definitions confuse, with too many meanings and too many subtleties. A dangerous property is, however, explained in its very name. 
Any location (private or public) that doesn’t comply with state and city ordinances is a dangerous property. Common concerns within these areas are inadequate handrails, improperly constructed staircases, or cords spread across the floor. Their owners are liable for any harm caused to visitors.

Three Things to Do When Injured

Tripping unexpectedly over discarded wires or falling on sidewalks uprooted by trees can lead to serious complications that may require hospitalization, physical therapy, or other medical treatments. Therefore, knowing what to do when this occurs is vital.

Seek Help

Never assume that any injury is simple. Exposure to dangerous properties can transform even the smallest cuts into infections. All individuals should seek help. Consult with a doctor and receive any needed treatments. 

Document Injury

When debating whether to seek legal ramifications, individuals should first document their pain. Take photographs from multiple angles. File reports with the police. Have doctors offer copies of their notes as well as any needed prescriptions. This will ensure that the court system takes every injury seriously.

Find a Lawyer

Pursuing a law suit (whether against a private property owner or the city) requires help. Choose the right lawyer, like a New York Personal Injury Attorney, to present a case properly. Look for attorneys who specialize in medical and personal injury claims. Seek referrals from family members and friends. And even interview candidates before making a decision, becoming aware of their education, experiences, and success rates.

State Laws: A Warning

Individuals injured on dangerous properties are protected by the law. The statute of limitations for those laws, however, varies from state to state. Understand how much time is available to act and don’t delay.

Conclusion


A dangerous property can cause endless complications. Try always to avoid these areas; but when this isn’t possible, be aware of the legal options that are available. Are you willing to fight against every shaky staircase and broken sidewalk?

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