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2nd River Bridge

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2nd River Bridge c 1911

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BH Photo #348407

Description 

Cast elements suggest late CBW or early Columbia Bridge Co. End post style unclear in image, H pattern suggests CBW and an 1882 or prior date. A top plate may suggest Columbia Bridge Co. thus, bridge likely would have been built between 1882 and 1885. Lost during the great 1913 flood.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss at Middletown
Location
Middletown, Butler County, Ohio
Status
Lost
History
Columbia Bridge Works Whipple span built 1879, other span of unknown origin possibly added later.
Builders
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio (also known as)
- D.H. & C.C. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio [also known as Columbia Bridge Works]
Design
One 13-panel, pin-connected Whipple through truss
One 8-panel, pin-connected Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.51989, -84.41275   (decimal degrees)
39°31'12" N, 84°24'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/722400/4377668 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 70779 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 18, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added build date
  • December 6, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "13-panel truss", "Pin-connected", "8-panel truss"
  • November 5, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Confirmed that bridge was lost in 1913
  • March 16, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • February 5, 2016: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added my assumpotions to description

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