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MPR Transloading and Energy Services
5310 Guernsey St, Bellaire, OH 43906
This site is located along the Ohio River just 0.5-mile south of Interstate 470. It is zoned for commercial and industrial use. Currently on the site are four river cells, a truck scale, belt line, rail spur, and an overhead crane. The 45,936-sf building was constructed in 1957 and was previously used for commercial purposes. The approximately 20-acre site has generally flat topography and good vehicular access.
- Dock on Site: Yes
- Ohio River Mile: 92
- Pool Elevation: 623 feet amsl
- 4-lane Highway: .1 to State Route 7
- Interstate: .5 to Interstate 470
- Rail: 0 to Wheeling/Lake Erie Railroad
- Airport: 50 to Pittsburgh International Airport
Number Miles to
- Gas: Yes, Columbia Gas of Ohio
- Electric: Yes, AEP Ohio
- Water: Yes, City of Bellaire
- Sewer: Yes, EORWA
According to the FEMA FIRM 390025, 390026, 390762 FIRMettes, the site is located in three Flood Zones, two labeled as AE, which have two different distinctions due to the location of the Ohio River south of the site. Zone AE furthest away from the Ohio River is described as a Special Flood Hazard Area that is subject to inundation by the 1 percent annual chance of flood. Zone AE has base flood elevations determined.
Floodway areas in Zone AE near the Ohio River are defined as the floodway in the channel of a stream plus any adjacent floodplain areas that must be kept free of encroachment so that the 1 percent annual chance flood can be carried out without substantial increases in flood heights.
The third flood zone, Zone X, is defined as areas of 0.2 percent annual chance of flood.View floodplain map
Transportation (For maps, see Interactive Maps above)
Permitted river access does exist. The permit allows the loading and unloading of any material and fleeting. The permit allows for 2,900 lf of fleeting space along the Ohio River. There are four docking cells that allow room for 15 barges with room for 15 additional barges if needed. A conveyor exists at the barge unloading area along the Ohio River.
USCG/USACE River Info
According to the USACE Ohio River Navigational Charts database, the river depths at the site range from 0 to 2.74 meters in depth near the shoreline and 2.74 meters deep or greater beyond. The MPR Supply Chain Solutions/Mountaineer Site is located near Ohio River Mile 92, which has normal pool elevations of approximately 623 feet amsl.
ODOT River Terminal Location(s)
According to the ODOT Division of Planning, Maritime & Freight Program information database, there is one terminal location identified at the site. The terminal is named Cravat Coal Co., Loading Dock with FID No. 196. This terminal is located at Ohio River Mile 92.2 and is owned and operated by MPR Supply Chain Solutions. The listed purpose of the terminal is multi-modal transload services company for a variety of materials, including steel products, oil country tubular goods, aggregates, frac sand, and other bulk materials.
Both the Norfolk Southern Railroad and the Wheeling/Lake Erie Railroad companies have tracks between Ohio SR 7 and Guernsey Street. Currently a new Wheeling/Lake Erie Railroad spur is being developed into the site. It will be located between the former Armory site and the MPR office building. Wheeling/Lake Erie Railroad will be the only railroad accessing the site.
Interstate 470 is 1/2 mile from the site. The primary vehicular access comes from Ohio SR 7 and this road is a four-lane highway in this general area. Using 28th Street/Guernsey Street exit will provide access to the site. For vehicles traveling north, there exists an entrance ramp directly onto Ohio SR 7 across Guernsey Street from the MPR office building. For vehicles traveling south entrance ramp directly onto Ohio SR 7 approximately ¾ mile from site.
The Pittsburgh International Airport is located 50 miles from this site, and the Jefferson County Airport is located 30 miles from the site.
Utilities (For maps, see engineer's map(s) above)
Gas service is provided by Columbia Gas of Ohio Company. Both transmission and distribution gas lines exists along the east side of Guernsey Street. Gas service piping currently exists on the site.
Currently the electric service is provided by AEP. Threephase/480 electric service exists for the site. AEP 69kV & 12kV on site and 138kV & additional 69kV facilities within 0.2 miles.
Potable water service is provided by the City of Bellaire. A new 10-inch potable water line exists on the west side of Guernsey Street and has pressure of 60 to 65 psi. Water service piping currently exists on the site. The site has a permit for taking up to 8 million gpd of non-potable water from the Ohio River to sell for off-site fracking operations.
Sanitary sewer service is provided by EORWA with a gravity sewer pipe that runs along Guernsey Street and ends at the adjacent WWTP. Sanitary sewer piping exists on the site.
Currently the storm drainage is collected with drop inlets and piped to the Ohio River.