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Red Bank Road Bridge


Photo taken by Ohio Historic Bridge Inventory


BH Photo #331203


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Girder bridge with Phoenix Column bents over Chessie System on Red Bank Road
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
Removed but not replaced
Built 1916
Deck plate girder
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 138.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.15674, -84.40378   (decimal degrees)
39°09'24" N, 84°24'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/724330/4337380 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cincinnati East
Average daily traffic (as of 1992)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 3160947 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 60256 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 3, 2015: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • March 14, 2014: Added by Dave King



Red Bank Road Bridge
Posted July 3, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

While the girder isn't overly significant, I am absolutely disgusted to learn that this bridge's rare Phoenix columns have likely been scrapped.

Red Bank Road Bridge
Posted April 5, 2015, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

Google Earth shows bridge removed (not 45-deg view).

Red Bank Road Bridge
Posted April 5, 2015, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

Is it possible that you are both correct? The Chessie System was a merger of the Chesapeake & Ohio with the Baltimore & Ohio, sometime in around 1970's, I think. Did the Ohio RR lease from B&O or the Chessie (C&O,B&O)? I don't know.

Red Bank Road Bridge
Posted April 4, 2015, by Darik (darikklepper77 [at] gmail [dot] com)

this wasnt over the "chessie" system. this was the B&O midland division now leased by the IORY.