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Webster Street Bridge


Photo taken by Ohio Historic Bridge Inventory


BH Photo #283907


Street Views 



Beginning Monday, January 11th, the Webster Street Bridge in downtown Dayton will be shut down. The city of Dayton says it’s tearing down the 100-year-old structure and will replace it with a new one at a cost of more than $10 million dollars. The city issued a statement saying demolition and construction of the new bridge is expected to be complete by November 2017 and it will feature “wider sidewalks, enhanced lighting and observation plazas.” In the meantime, Monument Avenue and Keowee Streets will serve as alternate routes for motorists. The city says street improvements on both sides of the new bridge are also included in the project.


Concrete arch bridge over Mad River on Webster Street in Dayton
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
Demolished; being replaced
Future prospects
Demolition begins Jan. 11, 2016
Built 1916; rehabilitated 1960
Closed-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 110.9 ft.
Total length: 351.1 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.76843, -84.18346   (decimal degrees)
39°46'06" N, 84°11'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/741246/4405850 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dayton North
Inventory numbers
ODOT 5760992 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28085 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2013)
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: 4.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1984)


Arch (11,273)
Built 1916 (633)
Built during 1910s (8,806)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,644)
Dayton, Ohio (24)
Deck arch (10,510)
Doomed (1,041)
Have street view (22,583)
Lost (18,942)
Lost 2016 (149)
Lost during 2010s (2,079)
Montgomery County, Ohio (35)
NR-eligible (3,979)
Non-Select (301)
Ohio (2,928)
Owned by city (4,547)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,068)
Structurally deficient (18,552)
Total length 250-500 feet (4,671)

Update Log 

  • January 9, 2016: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Demolition imminent
  • July 6, 2014: New photos from James McCray
  • May 20, 2014: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • July 15, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn


  • Nathan Holth
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV