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
BH Photo #292679
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.
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.