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CH&I - Big Miami River Bridge

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CH&I - Big Miami River Bridge

looking south, stone arches on right in use today

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #511446

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over Great Miami River on CH&I Railroad in Hamilton
Location
Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio
Status
Destroyed by flooding and replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in in 1850s, lost in 1913 flood
Builder
- John S. Earhart
Railroad
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
Design
Four-span, pin-connected, 8-panel Warren deck truss with all verticals, + substantial stone arch approach spans
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.39860, -84.56846   (decimal degrees)
39°23'55" N, 84°34'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/709377/4363832 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94965 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "8-panel truss", "Pin-connected", "Railroad", "Great Flood of 1913"
  • November 5, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Paul Plassman