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Dayton View Bridge

Photos 

1907 postmark

Nice view of the Whipples

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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BH Photo #465487

Map 

Description 

The Dayton View Bridge was originally a 2 span wooden covered bridge built in 1854 replacing a structure washed away in 1852. When the dykes were added, D.H. & C.C. Morrison (AKA Columbia Bridge Works) added three Bowstring through trusses to reach the newly created far Dyke. In the early 1880s, CBW replaced the wooden covered spans with two 11 panel Whipples. The bridge was removed/replaced in 1908.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Miami River near Monument Ave. Bridge location
Location
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
Status
No longer exists
History
Covered bridge buil in 1854 expanded with three CBW bowstring spans in 1871, Covered spans replaced with Whipples in the early 1880s. Removed 1908
Builders
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
- D.H. & C.C. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio
Design
2 Span Covered 1854 replaced prior structure. 3 Bowstring through trusses at eastern end in 1871. Covered spans replaced with 2 11 panel Whipples in 1881 (estimated date).
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.76313, -84.20229   (decimal degrees)
39°45'47" N, 84°12'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/739652/4405211 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88002 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • February 1, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • January 31, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: adjusted location

Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com