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Main Street Bridge

Photos 

Columbus Metropolitan Library

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

View this photo at digital-collections.columbuslibrary.org

BH Photo #279688

Description 

Cost $109,000. Said to be the longest single-span truss bridge in the nation at the time, a claim that was almost certainly exaggerated.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Great Miami River on Main Street
Location
Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio
Status
Destroyed by severe weather
History
Built 1895; Lost to flooding in 1913.
Builder
- Toledo Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio [also known as Smith Bridge Co.]
Design
Baltimore through truss
Also called
High Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.40132, -84.56460   (decimal degrees)
39°24'05" N, 84°33'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/709701/4364142 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hamilton
Inventory number
BH 59396 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 6, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added some description
  • August 16, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • June 24, 2019: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 23, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • May 23, 2019: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 1, 2018: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 24, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 18, 2016: New photo from Dave King
  • April 2, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • March 14, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • March 13, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • January 26, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Ohio Memory - Image
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • UrbanOhio.com - Lots of historical info and photos
  • Paul Plassman