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Main Street Bridge (Older)

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Inverted Bowstring through truss bridge over Great Miami River on Main Street
Location
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1871; Replaced 1903
Builders
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
- D.H. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio (D.H. & C.C. Morrison)
Railroads
- Dayton Street Railway
- Streetcar
Design
Inverted Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.76463, -84.19334   (decimal degrees)
39°45'53" N, 84°11'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/740413/4405402 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dayton North
Inventory number
BH 75218 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2017: Updated by Michael Quiet: Corrected truss type; This was a Inverted bowstring truss, not a lenticular
  • January 18, 2017: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Columbia Bridge Works", "D.H. Morrison"

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Main Street Bridge (Older)
Posted January 19, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is a neat find, its a shame that it didn't survive.

The design looks like a lenticular cut in half, but its actually an Inverted Bowstring truss, an obscure type of which only three remain, all in Ohio. Here's a remaining all metal example:

http://bridgehunter.com/oh/fairfield/bright-iron/