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Dry Run Bridge


January 22, 1880 announcement of opening

Photo uploaded by Art S.


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A 65' long, 16' wide bridge built by D.H. & C.C. Morrison over Dry Run near Snook Brothers store in the Deerfield section of South Lebanon. Built in 1879, opened in January 1880.

1879 would suggest Bridge was a Pratt pony although a bowstring pony would be possible. Either design could have used rolled wrought Iron I-beams or wood as compression members in distinct designs unique to Columbia Bridge Works. In this case wrought iron I-beams were used. There are two crossings of Dry Run in Deerfield: Main and Pike. I marked it as Pike as it was closer to the Snook properties but I do not know where the Snook Brothers store was. An 1891 map suggests there was a dam (mill?) on Snook property along what is now Dry Run Road so that is also a possible location.


Lost Bridge over Dry Run
Deerfield, Warren County, Ohio
No longer exists
Built in 1879 opened in January 1880
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio (also known as)
- D.H. & C.C. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio [also known as Columbia Bridge Works]
65' Long, 16' deck width suggests a Pratt pony but a bowstring pony is possible.
Span length: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 65.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.37327, -84.21525   (decimal degrees)
39°22'24" N, 84°12'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/739882/4361900 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90423 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: based on length, this bridge was a pony, probably Pratt but could bowstring - rolled wrought iron or wood (combination truss) would have been used in the compression members of either design
  • August 30, 2020: New photos from Art Suckewer


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


Dry Run Bridge
Posted August 30, 2020, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

I'll see if I can gat back on pace for my CBW 'discoveries'

Hopefully someone can find pictures or more info.


Art S.