Rating:
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Foster Bridge

Photos 

railing shot.

looks like the railing has been covered in concrete on one side.

Photo taken by J.P.

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BH Photo #161700

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Six-span open-spandrel concrete arch bridge over Little Miami River on US 22
Location
Warren County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1937; rehabilitated 1991
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 174.9 ft.
Total length: 1,358.0 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.32041, -84.25209   (decimal degrees)
39°19'13" N, 84°15'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/736887/4355934 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mason
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
16,452
Inventory numbers
ODOT 8300038 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
OH 8300038 (Ohio bridge number)
BH 28548 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 52.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Arch (11,323)
Built 1937 (728)
Built during 1930s (10,796)
Deck arch (10,573)
Functionally obsolete (7,767)
Have street view (23,858)
NR-eligible (3,980)
Ohio (2,973)
Open (37,235)
Open-spandrel arch (694)
Owned by state (14,227)
Select (529)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,859)
Total length 1000-2500 feet (1,703)
US 22 (18)
Warren County, Ohio (19)

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 28, 2016: New photos from Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 11, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • April 10, 2010: New photos from J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

Foster Bridge
Posted April 22, 2018, by Debi Carter (Debistepp [at] gmail [dot] com)

I know now , that this was a very stupid thing to do, but back in the 70's, my two girlfriends and I jumped off of this bridge and swam to the side of the Little Miami river. It was a very hot summer and just something a lot of the kids were doing at the time for lack of anything else to do. I do believe that there were some others down there with us also, I just can't remember who it was so very long ago, but I do distinctly remember my two girlfriends being there. My name was Debi Link at the time.

I also remember my toes hitting the dirt at the bottom of the river, thank goodness that was all that hit the bottom!

Just thought I'd share this with you! So glad to have an awesome picture of the bridge now!

Foster Bridge
Posted April 22, 2018, by Debi Carter (Debistepp [at] gmail [dot] com)

I know now , that this was a very stupid thing to do, but back in the 70's, my two girlfriends and I jumped off of this bridge and swam to the side of the Little Miami river. It was a very hot summer and just something a lot of the kids were doing at the time for lack of anything else to do. I do believe that there were some others down there with us also, I just can't remember who it was so very long ago, but I do distinctly remember my two girlfriends being there. My name was Debi Link at the time.

I also remember my toes hitting the dirt at the bottom of the river, thank goodness that was all that hit the bottom!

Just thought I'd share this with you! So glad to have an awesome picture of the bridge now!

Foster Bridge
Posted December 28, 2016, by Dana and Kay Klein

Tammy thank you so much for sharing ! I have cropped and brightened photos and inserted into main Body of Bridge Description. If for any reason they don't meet your expectations let me know and I can delete and let a more qualified person have a go at it. Awesome family and Bridge history!

Foster Bridge
Posted December 28, 2016, by Tammy Lewis Priebe (tlewispriebe [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am uploading of three different photos of the Foster Bridge while it was being built to show the different stages of construction. My Great Uncle, Douglas Criswell took the photos while he was working on it in 1937. There is also a photo of the same bridge that my Great Aunt painted of the bridge as a gift for her husband. If the three photo's in the one image do not come out to your satisfaction, let me know and I will upload individual images in higher quality.

Foster Bridge
Posted July 5, 2014, by Kevin Conlon (kconlon10 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

My great uncle, James Eugene (Gene) Brissenden, from Columbus, Ohio, was the engineer on this bridge. He retired from practice in 1982. In 1986, he commissioned me to do a painting of the bridge, which hung in his homes in both Columbus and Bonita Beach, FL. He passed away in 1996.

US 22 Bridge
Posted March 20, 2007, by James Adorno (adorno423 [at] aol [dot] com)

The Foster Viaduct...one of the most under-rated bridges in SW Ohio.