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Webster Street Bridge

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Photo taken by Ohio Historic Bridge Inventory

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BH Photo #283907

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Description 

http://wyso.org/post/100-year-old-webster-street-bridge-come...

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.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Mad River on Webster Street in Dayton
Location
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
Status
Demolished and replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1916; rehabilitated 1960
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 110.9 ft.
Total length: 351.1 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Recognition
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
Average daily traffic (as of 1984)
8,492
Inventory numbers
ODOT 5760992 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28085 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

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

Sources 

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