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Higginsport Bridge

Photos 

From Higginsport side of creek

Road appears to be used only by campers. The bridge itself seems to be solid enough for light-duty use, but something would need to be done quickly.

Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in April 2010

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BH Photo #162113

Map 

Description 

This bridge contains a a-frame lattice portal bracing with a cast iron decorative detail at the base of the a-frame. This is a detail associated with the Smith Bridge Company, and this bridge is thus associated with that company.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Whipple Truss bridge over White Oak Creek on Big Run Rd.
Location
Higginsport, Brown County, Ohio
Status
Abandoned
History
Built ca.1885
Builder
- Smith Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Design
Pinned Whipple through truss, likely wrought iron
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 176.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.79353, -83.95359   (decimal degrees)
38°47'37" N, 83°57'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/243476/4298008 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Higginsport
Inventory numbers
08XXXX3
BH 44835 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • June 5, 2016: New photos from Mike Mullins
  • April 24, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builder, dimensions, corrected date.
  • April 24, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated description
  • April 11, 2010: Added by Bill Eichelberger

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Comments 

Higginsport Bridge
Posted June 9, 2016, by Glyn Robinson (contactbluebird [at] hotmail [dot] com)

so cool! built in 1885? thanks for posting!

Higginsport Bridge
Posted November 18, 2013, by rick shelton (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I rode across this bridge with my parents in the 1970's. That's hard to imagine looking at it now, but it was open for a long time after it was bypassed. Not sure when it closed, late 70's or early 80's. The last posted limit on it was 3 tons. Wish some benefactor could come along for it like the Loughery Creek Triple Whipple in Indiana.