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Western Hills Viaduct

Photos 

West arch over Mill Creek

Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #108296

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Double-decker concrete viaduct with two open-spandrel arch spans over Mill Creek Valley in Cincinnati
Location
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
Status
Open to two decks of traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement.
History
Built 1930-32 as part of the Union Terminal Project; eastern end rebuilt 1960-63 to accomodate I-75
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 120.1 ft.
Total length: 3,500.0 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.12479, -84.54154   (decimal degrees)
39°07'29" N, 84°32'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/712521/4333503 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Covington
Inventory numbers
ODOT 3137082 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27624 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
56,077

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • January 18, 2014: New photos from J.P.
  • October 18, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Merged NBI
  • October 26, 2005: Posted photos from Jonathan Maxwell

Sources 

Comments 

Western Hills Viaduct
Posted March 31, 2017, by David Wormald (dwormald [at] fuse [dot] ent)

New replacement bridge for Western Hills Viaduct is a double deck cable stayed bridge. Not sure of any similar design in the US.

Western Hills Viaduct
Posted June 4, 2014, by Matt Lohry

It's Hamilton County...you expected maybe a positive outcome??

Western Hills Viaduct
Posted June 3, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Planning is in the works to reduce this iconic Art Deco bridge to a pile of rubble and scrap metal.

http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/dote/dote-projects/western-hill...