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US 68 Massies Creek Bridge

Photos 

Xenia Daily Gazette October 27, 1981 Bill Bensyh Photo

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BH Photo #546204

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt Through truss bridge over Massies Creek on US 68
Location
Greene County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1899 as a railroad bridge Rehabbed 1937 for road work
Builders
- Champion Bridge Co. of Wilmington, Ohio
- Edge Moor Bridge Works of Wilmington, Delaware
Railroad
- Springfield & Xenia Electric Railroad (S&X)
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.73612, -83.93609   (decimal degrees)
39°44'10" N, 83°56'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/248394/4402592 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 101461 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 24, 2022: Updated by Brandon Cooper: Added category "Dayton, Springfied & Xenia Electric Traction Railroad"
  • November 24, 2022: Updated by Luke: Added category "Edge Moor Bridge Works"
  • November 23, 2022: Updated by Brandon Cooper: Added category "Springfield and Xenia Electric Railroad"

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Comments 

US 68 Massies Creek Bridge
Posted November 24, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

I had it right the first time then talked myself out of it. Gues the writers behind the piece got some stuff wrong, which really screws with my mind. But anyways, I was amazed with this find and its age was impressive as a railroad bridge turned road bridge.

US 68 Bridge
Posted November 24, 2022, by Luke

Atlas from Historic aerials only shows a Springfield & Xenia at the pinned location heading towards Springfield via Yellow Springs.