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Great Miami River Recreational Trail Bridge (Old Fairview Snodgrass Rd Bridge)

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Photo taken by James McCray in June 2017

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Facts 

Overview
Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Beedle Ditch on Great Miami River Recreational Trail
Location
Miami County, Ohio
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1913 over Smith Creek on Fairview-Snodgrass Road and relocated to present location over Beedle Ditch in 2011
Design
Half-hip Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 69.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Also called
Old Fairview-Snodgrass Road Bridge
Great Miami River Recreational Trail - Beedle Ditch Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.07111, -84.21815   (decimal degrees)
40°04'16" N, 84°13'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/737227/4439358 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
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Inventory number
BH 71391 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 12, 2017: New photos from James McCray
  • March 16, 2016: Updated by Luke: Updated stream name
  • March 16, 2016: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth

Comments 

Great Miami River Recreational Trail Bridge (Old Fairview Snodgrass Rd Bridge)
Posted March 17, 2016, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Nathan,

I just found another pony truss (?) a little to the north of this bridge (http://bridgehunter.com/oh/miami/swift-run-lake/). I added it as it was unlisted. It looks like from satellite (Google maps, Bing) that it is a real pony truss, but not sure. It looks like the bridge is on a cause way splitting Swift Run Lake. Anyway, it looks like the bridge may have been relocated there. Either way, take a look at it....I could just be blindly guessing and the bridge is not at all real.

Great Miami River Recreational Trail Bridge (Old Fairview Snodgrass Rd Bridge)
Posted March 16, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

FYI I was responsible for uncovering the fact that this bridge is a product of the Smith Bridge Company, the identity was originally not noted in the Historic Bridge Inventory. Credit is also due to Paul P. Huelskamp, Miami County Engineer, who assisted me further in explaining why a Smith Bridge Company product with ca. 1885 details had a 1913 construction date listed. Documentation of my research is available here: http://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=oh...