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Old Cleves Bridge

Photos 

Main span

Photo taken Feb. 1990 by John Gerhardstein for the Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #108288

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost four-span through truss bridge over the Great Miami River on eastbound US 50 at Cleves
Location
Hamilton County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by modern bridge
History
Built 1914 by the Penn Bridge Co.; parallel bridge built 1959-60; closed to traffic Feb. 1988; replaced 1990
Builder
- Penn Bridge Co. of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Design
From west to east
One 10-panel Parker through truss, 191 ft. long
Two 12-panel Pennsylvania through trusses, each 250.0 ft. long
One 10-panel Parker through truss, 191 ft. long
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 250.0 ft.
Total length: 822.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.16968, -84.75791   (decimal degrees)
39°10'11" N, 84°45'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/693692/4338001 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hooven
Inventory number
BH 27617 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • October 16, 2005: Posted new photos

Sources 

  • Jonathan Maxwell - themaxwellshouse [at] roadrunner [dot] com
  • HAER OH-70 - Cleves Bridge
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com