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Niles Greenway - Mahoning River Bridge


Bridge as of 9/04/11

Photo taken by Bob Harris in September 2011


BH Photo #231352



The Mahoning River Bridge carries the Niles Greenway over the Mahoning River in Niles, Ohio. The Pratt through truss was constructed for the Erie Railroad's Niles & Lisbon Branch.


Bridge over Mahoning River on former Erie Railroad's Niles & Lisbon Branch
Niles, Trumbull County, Ohio
Open to traffic
- Erie Railroad (ERIE)
- Niles and New Lisbon Railroad
- Rail-to-trail
Pratt through truss
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Erie - Mahoning River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.17305, -80.75715   (decimal degrees)
41°10'23" N, 80°45'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/520370/4557995 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 49578 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Beam (14,415)
Erie Railroad (209)
Have street view (25,432)
Mahoning River (22)
NR-eligible (4,012)
Niles and New Lisbon Railroad (1)
Niles, Ohio (7)
Ohio (3,124)
Open to pedestrians (3,818)
Pin-connected (3,697)
Pratt through truss (5,019)
Pratt truss (8,766)
Preserved (1,125)
Rail-to-trail (1,393)
Railroad (14,380)
Through truss (14,074)
Timber stringer (3,713)
Trumbull County, Ohio (41)
Truss (31,260)

Update Log 

  • April 27, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Some modifications.
  • October 12, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Oped to pedestrians
  • July 16, 2012: Updated by Bob Harris: Added new photos of recent progress
  • May 6, 2012: Updated by Bob Harris: New Photographs
  • September 11, 2011: Added by Robert Harris



Niles Greenway - Mahoning River Bridge
Posted February 22, 2015, by REGINA (reginaann911 [at] gmail [dot] com)

hi .. hate bothering u but there is a Bridge at end of Stephany St. off Robbins. use to be called the Dizzy Bridge by all the neighborhood kids. was told it really isnt a Bridge but a above ground sewer line . do u have any idea ? or can u please find out. thank u so much . Regina

either way please get back with me i am going nuts on this cannot find a single answer . thank u ps. also the proper name for this if possible. kids called it dizzy because they road their bikes and walked on this and its so high up.

Erie Railroad Trestle - Niles & Lisbon Branch
Posted August 5, 2012, by Bob Harris (sigmacts [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sure. Feel free to use any of the images.

Erie Railroad Trestle - Niles & Lisbon Branch
Posted July 27, 2012, by Lori (baby3979 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is beautiful. I was wondering if I could use it for a saying that I have. Similar to to Burning bridges. If it is okay with the photographer please let me know.

Thank you