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Cleves Warsaw Road Bridge


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Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in November 2009


BH Photo #148922

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Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Muddy Creek on Cleves-Warsaw Pike (CR 209)
Hamilton County, Ohio
Needlessly demolished and replaced
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1970
- Brackett Bridge Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio (aka Brackett Const. Co.)
- Massillon Bridge & Structural Co. (Design)
Riveted Pennsylvania through truss (Camelback format)
Length of largest span: 232.0 ft.
Total length: 244.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.9 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Muddy Creek CR 209 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.12365, -84.67726   (decimal degrees)
39°07'25" N, 84°40'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/700790/4333066 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1975)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 3132021 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27616 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 13.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 18, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "12-panel truss", "Riveted", "Steel grate deck"
  • March 16, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and other stuff
  • March 16, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 26, 2015: New photo from Chris Wanninger
  • August 6, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished.
  • July 23, 2013: Updated by Chris Wanninger: bridge is being replaced
  • July 24, 2012: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • July 21, 2012: Updated by Chris Wanninger: added weight limit
  • August 16, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • November 9, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: future prospect- scheduled for replacement



Muddy Creek CR 209 Bridge
Posted March 16, 2018, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] HistoryInYourOwnBackyard [dot] com)

Here's a link to a video about the history of the bridges in that location. http://www.scorphq.com/YouTube/pg.php?v=hs4ZXHbB30E

Muddy Creek CR 209 Bridge
Posted July 24, 2012, by Don Morrison (bacchus [at] mchsi [dot] com)

Did a little research...

Find no reference to County Road 209 - must be Cleves Warsaw Road?

"Hamilton County - Cleves Warsaw Road Bridge

Construction is to begin in 2013, and be completed by December 31, 2014"

Also found this - apparently they've been saving bridges in Hamilton County.




Muddy Creek CR 209 Bridge
Posted July 23, 2012, by Chris Wanninger

This bridge cant be too bad off with a 20 ton weight limit.

Muddy Creek CR 209 Bridge
Posted November 14, 2009, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I just hope a new home can be found for this bridge just in case rather than destruction. Yeah, there is a lot of traffic on it and I agree that the inspection report may be totally off. It is a rather long span PA type truss and is like the last related example probably remaining in Hamilton County after all three Miami River bridges were lost. I'm not sure how the area residents are. Loss of this bridge would be totally disgusting and would make things in the area look ugly!

Muddy Creek CR 209 Bridge
Posted November 9, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I think the inspection report on this bridge is totally off. I drove over it yesterday and had a good look around. I found it to be in very sound condition. It does carry a lot of traffic, but for this narrow road it's adequate.

Muddy Creek CR 209 Bridge
Posted March 19, 2007, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge does still exist!! It is on the Cleves-Warren Road northeast of Fernbank/Addystown. The bridge appears to be in excellent condition carrying rather heavy traffic with a steel grate deck. Unfortunately I couldn't find a place to pull off to take pictures unless I wanted to block the road. Because the Blue Rock Bridge is gone, I would suggest starting a campaign to save this bridge. It would be worse than mindless to obliterate it. I highly recommend visiting or at least driving past this bridge.