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CSX - Great Miami River Bridge (Hamilton)

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #108145

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss railroad bridge over the Great Miami River in Hamilton
Location
Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio
Status
Open to railroad traffic
History
Built 1913
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Cincinnati, Indianapolis & Western Railroad (CIWN)
Design
Warren through truss with sub-panels
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:
Hamilton
Inventory number
BH 27345 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • 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

Sources 

  • Jonathan Maxwell - themaxwellshouse [at] roadrunner [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

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.

bg

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.

B.G.

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