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CSX - Great Miami River Bridge (Hamilton)



Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #108145

Street Views 


Through truss railroad bridge over the Great Miami River in Hamilton
Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio
Open to railroad traffic
Built 1913
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Cincinnati, Indianapolis & Western Railroad (CIWN)
Warren through truss with sub-panels and 17 stone arches over Arch Street
Also called
B&O - Great Miami River Bridge (Hamilton)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.39872, -84.56831   (decimal degrees)
39°23'55" N, 84°34'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/709390/4363845 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 27345 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2022: New photo from Bambi Sharkoman
  • April 9, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 6, 2014: New photos from James McCray
  • January 26, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added info & streetviews
  • June 11, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • February 18, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added GPS coordinates.
  • October 17, 2005: Posted photo from Jonathan Maxwell

Related Bridges 


  • Jonathan Maxwell - themaxwellshouse [at] roadrunner [dot] com
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  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • The Arches of Hamilton - History of bridge
  • Jesse Sharkoman Berube - jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com


Hamilton Railroad Bridge
Posted December 3, 2009, by Robert Federle (rfederle [at] cox [dot] net)

The two railroad bridges mentioned, unless someone can correct me, I believe was the CH&D / CI&W span (the topic of this page) and the second being the Main St / High St bridge. Altough it is (was) a highway bridge it had the streetcar track as well. This my be that second railroad bridge mentioned. When the High / Main Street Bridge was replaced a few years ago, the tracks were still in the old pavement (I have a few of the paving bricks). The bricks have Century Brick cast in them. I could find no information about them.

Hamilton Railroad Bridge
Posted October 10, 2007, by Wm Gadd (omygadd [at] comcast [dot] net)

I apologize for the mis-information. I was browsing under" 1913 flood in Hamilton ,Oh" and up comes a site that said that all of the bridges were destroyed in the flood. (High Street, Black Street, Columbia, and 2(two) railroad bridges. No dates were given but I am almost certain that info was given in the book on the Miami Conservancy. Sorry bout that.


Hamilton Railroad Bridge
Posted October 8, 2007, by wm gadd (omygadd [at] comcast [dot] net)

There is a book called "The Miami Conservancy" that covers all of the flood prevention measures after the 1913 flood. as I recall , the hamilton railroad was the only bridge left standing after the flood and it's history was pretty well covered. I found this book in the Hamilton City Library and it covers everything from Dayton south on the Miami river. It is extremely interesting.


Hamilton Railroad Bridge
Posted May 22, 2007, by greg (blanknshipg [at] butlercountyohio [dot] org)

Does anyone know when this bridge was built? Was it also destoyed in the 1913 flood? Also any info on the Twelve stone arches that carry the railroad just west of bridge