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Main Street Bridge (1835)


1866 flood

Photo uploaded by Art S.

View this photo at content.daytonmetrolibrary.org

BH Photo #465480


The Old Main Street Bridge, erected by David Morrison, was built in 1835 and opened to the public in 1836. In 1870 the bridge was taken down and an iron one was erected in its place. The iron bridge was removed in 1891 and a steel concrete bridge replaced it in 1892.

(Note: Main Street may not be the same street as today's Main Street)


Lost Covered Bridge over Miami River on Main Street
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
No longer exists
built in 1835, opened in 1836 replaced in 1870
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio (also known as)
- D.H. & C.C. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio [also known as Columbia Bridge Works]
- David H. Morrison (Founder of CBW, built before C.C. was involved)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.78655, -84.19290   (decimal degrees)
39°47'12" N, 84°11'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/740375/4407836 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87987 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added CBW as builders - that way all name derivatives/incarnations of the company's are captured when searching CBW
  • February 1, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • January 31, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer


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