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Broad Street Bridge (1884)

Photos 

Collection Doug Davis 1913 Flood Collection - Columbus Metropolotan Library

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

View this photo at digital-collections.columbuslibrary.org

BH Photo #279731

Description 

The superstructure of this bridge used pin-connected Pratt trusses that were 22' deep, 8' above roadway level and 14' below. Lengths are approximate.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Scioto River on Broad Street
Location
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1884; West span washed out during during flood of 1913
Railroad
- Interurban
Design
Two-span, pin-connected Pratt pony/deck truss on stone piers
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.0 ft.
Total length: 316.0 ft.
Deck width: 50.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.96181, -83.00528   (decimal degrees)
39°57'43" N, 83°00'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/328728/4425444 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Southwest Columbus
Inventory number
BH 60246 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 31, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added category "Multiple span pony truss"
  • July 2, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added dimensions, structural details, and category "Interurban"
  • July 1, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added truss type
  • March 14, 2014: Added by Dave King

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