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Eden Park Reservoir Dam

Photos 

Photo taken by Ken Stigler

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

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BH Photo #272988

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Description 

Completed in 1878 the two basins covered a total of 12 acres. The east basin retaining wall consisted of eight elliptical arches, each spanning 55'. The length was 1,250'. The width at the base was 48.5', tapering to 25' on the top walk. These basins were cleaned in alternate years and everything was found from wrecked cars to suicide victims. When ever this cleaning took place municipal picnics, complete with music and dancing were held inside the empty basin. Although chemical purification of city water began in 1907 at the new water plant upriver at California, the Eden Park reservoir remained in use. In the 1960s the stone retaining wall of the lower/eastern basin was largely removed and the basin filled in for ball fields.

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over drained reservoir on Pedestrian Trail
Location
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1878, large portion of main retaining wall removed 1960
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 55.0 ft.
Total length: 1,250.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.11185, -84.49217   (decimal degrees)
39°06'43" N, 84°29'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/716829/4332183 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newport
Inventory number
BH 59247 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 18, 2014: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • January 18, 2014: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Dam", "Eden Park"

Sources 

  • Luke
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Post card of dam - The dam before it was filled in.

Comments 

Eden Park Reservoir Dam
Posted January 18, 2014, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here is a link to an old postcard of the original dam.

http://www.cincinnatimemory.org/gsdl/collect/greaterc/archiv...