Cincinnati Southern Ohio River Bridge (1st)
The Cincinnati Southern Railway Bridge of 1877 Over the Ohio River. 3822ft. Longest span 515ft.
From The Cincinnati Southern Railway: a history. A complete and concise history By Charles Gilbert Hall 1902
BH Photo #162302
At the time of construction the 515 foot truss of this bridge was the longest truss span in the world. Original contract was for $663,570. The final cost was slightly higher. It had eight approach spans, three of which were through trusses of 150 (1) and 70 (2) feet and five deck trusses, three of 150 ft. and two of 100. The approaches were 968 ft. of the total length.
- Lost Linville variant Whipple through truss swing bridge over Ohio River on the Cincinnati Southern Railroad at Cincinnati
- Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, and Kenton County, Kentucky
- Superstructure replaced
- Built 1869-1877; superstructure replaced by current bridge in 1922
- - Jacob H. Linville of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- - Cincinnati Southern Railway (CNTP)
- Linville variant Whipple through truss
Length of largest span: 515.0 ft.
Total length: 3,822.0 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.09804, -84.54204 (decimal degrees)
39°05'53" N, 84°32'31" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/712558/4330532 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- 431 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 44720 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 1, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
- October 15, 2018: Updated by Luke: Noted that the main spans were Linville-Piper variants of the Whipple truss
- January 10, 2018: New photo from Dave King
- May 17, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
- April 15, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
- April 14, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Additional discription and details of spans and costing
- April 12, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added lenghts
- April 3, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added building company
- April 3, 2010: Added by James Baughn