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Civil War Pontoon Bridge

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Pontoon Bridge At Cincinnati

Lithograph of the 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry crossing the Ohio River on a pontoon bridge at Cincinnati, Ohio on September 13, 1862.

A.E. Mathews, Middleton, Strobridge & Company, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-137626

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BH Photo #416542

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pontoon bridge over Ohio River
Location
Cincinnati, Kenton County, Kentucky, and Hamilton County, Ohio
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Aided troop movement during the Civil War.
Builder
- Wesley Cameron architect.
Design
Pontoons converted from coal barges.
Dimensions
Total length: 1,250.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.09408, -84.51091   (decimal degrees)
39°05'39" N, 84°30'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/715263/4330166 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Covington
Inventory number
BH 80126 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 16, 2018: Added by Don Nussbaum

Sources 

  • Don Nussbaum