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Great Miami River Rec.Trail - Great Miami River Bridge

Photo 

Bridge is on nice paved trail. An easy walk, about equidistant from either the east or the west.

Photo taken by Janis Ford in August 2014

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BH Photo #292679

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Great Miami River on Great Miami River Recreational Trail
Location
Miami County, Ohio
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Railroads
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL; Big 4)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Pony plate girder
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.02347, -84.18443   (decimal degrees)
40°01'25" N, 84°11'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/740270/4434160 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Troy
Inventory number
BH 59394 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 31, 2014: New photo from Janis Ford
  • January 26, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Janis Ford

Comments 

Great Miami River Rec.Trail - Great Miami River Bridge
Posted November 29, 2015, by Bob Heffner (robert [dot] heffner [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

After the rail line was abandoned, for some reason one span of this bridge was removed. Then when the bridge was being readied for the bike trail, the span was replaced using parts from the Ohio 718 overpass over I-75 which was being replaced at the same time.

There are at least three other bridges of similar construction on this former rail line that so far are undocumented on this site:

1. Multi span bridge over Mad River in Clark County west of Springfield near Ohio 4 and Lower Valley Pike.

2. Small bridge over Indian Creek in Miami County east of Tipp City. This one would be difficult to photograph as it is not very near any roads.

3. Small bridge over Ludlow Creek in Miami County alongside Ohio 571 east of Laura. I think this one has been restored for pedestrian use.

If I still lived in that area, I would attempt to photograph them myself.

Great Miami River Rec.Trail - Great Miami River Bridge
Posted September 10, 2014, by tom tweed (thomasjtweed [at] yahoo [dot] com)

There is another bridge on the Big 4 RR just about 10 miles

west of this one, over the Stillwater River. It is a high

bridge compared to this one, and could be easily photographed from the modern road bridge on Ohio 55 which is

just south of the abandoned RR bridge.

There were several interesting but long-gone bridges at

Ludlow Falls, where this Big 4 RR and Ohio 48 crossed the

Ludlow Creek at its falls. Also a DC&P (electric) trolley

bridge over the Big 4 AND Ludlow Creek about 100 yrs ago.