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Old Portsmouth Scioto River Bridge

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #398041

Map 

Description 

It appears the oldest crossing of the Scioto into Portsmouth was where State Route 73 changes into 2nd Street and runs into the city. This may have been the original route of US 52 as well.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple Truss Bridge over Scioto River at 2nd Street (Likely location)
Location
Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca.1885; Destroyed in the Great Flood of 1913.
Design
Multi-span Whipple through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.73294, -83.01152   (decimal degrees)
38°43'59" N, 83°00'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/325158/4289061 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 77983 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 24, 2017: Updated by Luke: Destroyed in the Great Flood of 1913
  • July 22, 2017: Added by Tony Dillon

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