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Jeremiah Morrow Bridge

Photos 

Elevation

View From Oregonia Welcome Center Overlook. (Used Under Creative Commons License, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Photo taken by Flickr User angelskiss31

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BH Photo #169339

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pair of deck truss bridges over Little Miami River on I-71
Location
Warren County, Ohio
Status
Demolished
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement. Construction begins in July 2010 and will take four years to complete.

Demolition finished 4/23/17.

History
Both bridges built 1964; rehabilitated 1974
Design
Pair of five-span continuous cantilevered Warren deck trusses. Tallest bridge in Ohio with a height of 239 feet above the valley floor.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 427.0 ft.
Total length: 2,223.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 32.5 ft.
Also called
Little Miami River I-71 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.41945, -84.10403   (decimal degrees)
39°25'10" N, 84°06'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/749300/4367327 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oregonia
Elevation
894 ft. above sea level
Inventory numbers
OH 8302251 (Ohio bridge number)
ODOT 8302251 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 43392 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 57.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
18,260

Update Log 

  • April 25, 2017: Updated by James Baughn: Added photos
  • April 25, 2017: Updated by James F. Gentner: Remaining spans demolished via implosion 4/23/17.
  • August 9, 2011: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • November 3, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Tweaked technical facts.
  • July 8, 2010: New photo from Nathan Holth
  • July 7, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Updated doomed status.
  • September 16, 2009: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

Comments 

Jeremiah Morrow Bridge
Posted May 1, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

But hey... This was supposedly a bridge at risk for structural failure! NOT!!

Jeremiah Morrow Bridge
Posted April 30, 2017, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Jeremiah Morrow Bridge
Posted May 15, 2014, by Matt Lohry

Part of the northbound span has been demolished:

http://www.wcpo.com/traffic/jeremiah-morrow-bridge-construct...

And Craig, I can sure tell you, there's NO beauty in new concrete. The new bridge is horribly ugly, and I would be very surprised if this new bridge is not replaced in 50 years or less, knowing the cheap materials and workmanship that go into most of these new bridges. Glad you like it, but I hate it.

Jeremiah Morrow Bridge
Posted February 14, 2013, by Craig Jaster (craig [dot] jaster [at] gmail [dot] com)

I drive a cement truck for Spurlino Materials (the company supplying all the concrete for the construction project) Trust me, these bridges are in desperate need of replacing. The look of the new ones aren't very visable right now as it sits directly between the old ones, but after the old northbound bridge is demolished, I think you may have another opinion. Enjoy the looks of the old steel trusses while you still can they will be coming down if I'm not mistaken through the fall of 2013. Then you'll see the beauty of concrete.

Jeremiah Morrow Bridge
Posted October 26, 2012, by James Gentner (jfgentner678 [at] aol [dot] com)

It is very hard to photograph this bridge. I've seen it done. You can take the small trail that goes under the bridge and try that. You can hit it from the overlook, but it has to be the right combination of clear and no foliage. Or, you can rent a plane or helicopter and go from there... but I don't have the money for that :)

Jeremiah Morrow Bridge
Posted August 10, 2012, by Nathan Holth

Drove over this bridge today on the way to other things. Replacement well.underway with a number of superstructure segments erected in between the two truss bridges. New bridge already looks uglier than sin. Historic brodge looks to be hard to photo with leaves on the trees and no place easy to park on the freeway with temporary construction barriers erected on the shoulders.

Jeremiah Morrow Bridge
Posted November 3, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This demolition plan sheet from the replacement project plans shows the design and elevation view of this bridge.

Jeremiah Morrow Bridge
Posted July 7, 2010, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Now the talk is for real.

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20100707/NEWS01/307070066...

Guess I'd better get busy getting some pics of it since it's not that far from me.

Jeremiah Morrow Bridge
Posted September 16, 2009, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)