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Main Street Bridge


Columbus Metropolitan Library

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

View this photo at digital-collections.columbuslibrary.org

BH Photo #279688


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.


Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Great Miami River on Main Street
Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio
Destroyed by severe weather
Built 1895; Lost to flooding in 1913.
- Toledo Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio [also known as Smith Bridge Co.]
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:
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

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