Columbia Bridge Co.

of Dayton, Ohio

See also: Columbia Bridge Works (96)

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Columbia Bridge Works was known in its earlier years simply as D. H. Morrison, the name of its founder beginning in 1848. Then, when his son joined, as D.H. & C.C. Morrison. The Company was renamed the Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton Ohio around 1867-1868. Upon David Morrison's death of lung cancer in 1882, the company was reorganized around his sons as the Columbia Bridge Co. but, for all practical purposes, the company remained the same. The company failed in early 1890 and its assets were acquired by Andrew Carnegie. Its equipment was shipped Pittsburgh, PA. The company name existed after the turn of the 20th century but ownership isn't presently known.


6th Street Bridge (1885) (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Built 1885
Lost Through truss bridge over Muskingum River on 6th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Alex-Bell Road - Holes Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Ohio)
successors to, 1883
Lost Through truss bridge over Holes Creek on Alexandersville-Bellbrook Road
Collapsed; replaced by new bridge

Carlton Bridge (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
successors to, 1888
Through truss bridge over French Creek on SR 1015 (New Lebanon Road)
Currently being moved to Michigan for refurbishment and then on to its new home in New Jersey

County Road 616 Wallens Creek (Martin Creek) Bridge (Lee County, Virginia)
probable builder)(successors to, 1986-89
Warren through truss bridge over Wallens Creek (Martin Creek) on County Road 616
Open to traffic

Dayton View Covered Bridge (1854) (Montgomery County, Ohio)
Built 1854
Lost Bridge over Miami River near present Monument Ave. Bridge location
No longer exists

Devilbiss Bridge (Frederick County, Maryland)
successors to, 1889
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Monocacy River on Devilbiss Bridge Road
No longer exists

Duncan Bridge (Hancock County, Indiana)
Possible Fabricator, 1886
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on County Road 200 West
Replaced by a new bridge

Findlay Street-Mad River Bridge (Montgomery County, Ohio)
successors to, 1889
Lost Warren through truss with alternating verticals bridge over Mad River on Findlay Street
No longer exists

Gallman Road Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
successors to, 1887
Through truss bridge over Raccoon Creek on a pedestrian trail in Newark
Open to pedestrians only

Hays Bridge (Hancock County, Indiana)
successors to, 1887
Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on CR 675 East
Open to traffic

Iron Bridge (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1860s1870s
Lost Bridge over Lehman Run on Iron Bridge Road
Replaced by new bridge

John Diehl Ditch Bridge (De Kalb County, Indiana)
based on finial and portal design) (successors to, ca. 1887
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over John Diehl Ditch on South Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Keowee Street Bridge (Montgomery County, Ohio)
successors to, 1884
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Miami River on Keowee Street
No longer exists

Lackawaxen Bridge at Prompton (Wayne County, Pennsylvania)
successors to, 1885
Pratt pony truss bridge over Lackawaxen river
Replaced by a new bridge

Marseilles Iron Bridge (LaSalle County, Illinois)
Built 1885
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Illinois River
Replaced by a new bridge

Monroe Street Bridge (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Superstructure, 1889
Lost Through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Monroe Street
Replaced by Veteran's Memorial Bridge

Oakdale Dam Bridge (Carroll County, Indiana)
successors to, 1888
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on CR 725N
Demolished

Penns Creek Bridge (Centre County, Pennsylvania)
successors to, 1886
Through truss bridge over Penns Creek on TR 510
Lost

Printer's Papermill Bridge (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)
successors to, 1886
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Conestoga River on Paper Mill Road
Collapsed

Rockingham Bridge (Somerset County, Pennsylvania)
successors to, ca. 1885
Pony truss bridge over Dark Shade Creek on TR 712
Open to traffic

Rodgers Bridge (Washington County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1889
Pratt pony truss bridge over Buffalo Creek on TR 487
Closed

Rossville Bridge (Miami County, Ohio)
successors to, 1889
Lost Bridge over Great Miami River on N. Co. Rd 25A
No longer exists

Shawnee Bridge (Miami County, Ohio)
successors to, 1886
Lost Bridge over Great Miami River on East Main Street
No longer exists

Shawnee Bridge (1898) (Miami County, Ohio)
East span, 1898
Lost Bridge over Great Miami River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

South Main Street Bridge (Trumbull County, Ohio)
successors to, 1887
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mahoning River on South Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

St Marys River Bridge (Mercer County, Ohio)
successors to, 1887
Lost Pony truss bridge over St Marys River on Gallman Road
Removed from this location and replaced by a new bridge. The removed superstructure was subsequently restored (including replicating the finials and date blocks) and relocated to a park in Newark, OH (Licking Co.)

St. Clair Street Bridge (Preble County, Ohio)
successors to, 1887
Through truss bridge over a branch of Seven Mile Creek on St. Clair Street in Eaton
Open to traffic

Stringtown Road Bridge (Vanderburgh County, Indiana)
successors to, 1885
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Pigeon Creek on Stringtown Road
No longer exists

Sunville Road Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
successors to, 1883-90
Through truss bridge over East Branch Sugar Creek on PA 4009 (Sunville Road)
Lost

West Main Street Bridge (Preble County, Ohio)
Built ca. 1880's
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Seven Mile Creek on West Main Street
No longer exists

Williams Street Bridge (Montgomery County, Ohio)
Built 1887
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wolf Creek on Williams Street
No longer exists

Wolf Creek Bridge (Montgomery County, Ohio)
Built 1885&1908
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Wolf Creek
No longer exists