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Third Street Bridge (1949)


Photo taken by Ohio Historic Bridge Inventory in March 2008

BH Photo #283953

Street View 


Lost steel stringer bridge over Great Miami River on West Third Street
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1949; replaced 2021
Steel stringer (composed of arched, riveted girders)
Length of largest span: 127.0 ft.
Total length: 721.2 ft.
Deck width: 56.4 ft.
Also called
Peace Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.75745, -84.20448   (decimal degrees)
39°45'27" N, 84°12'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/739484/4404575 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dayton North
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 5760127 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 61016 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 64.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 16, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Bridge was replaced in 2021
  • September 9, 2018: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • February 9, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 20, 2014: Added by Nathan Holth

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Third Street Bridge (1949)
Posted November 16, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is not surprising given Dayton's complete and utter purge of every historic bridge on city roads over the past few years. Never seen a city so rapidly and completely wipe out its collection of bridges.

Third Street Bridge (1949)
Posted November 16, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Looks like this one's been replaced:




Funny how they keep referring to the old span as "114 years old". You'd think somebody would have noticed that the 1904 concrete arch was replaced in 1949.

Third Street Bridge
Posted July 13, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Pic #5 needs to be moved to the new page that Melissa made for the arch bridge... "Third Street Bridge-Older".