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Milford Bridge (1924)

Photos 

VIEW SHOWING WEST END PORTAL AND SOUTH SIDE OF BRIDGE

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #142535

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Little Miami River on US 50 in Milford
Location
Milford, Clermont County, Ohio, and Hamilton County, Ohio
Status
Lost
History
Built in 1924 by the Standard Engineering and Contracting Company; beam bridge built alongside in 1978, forming a one-way pairing with the truss; removed from service in 1985; attempts were made to sell the bridge, but it was eventually demolished.
Builders
- John A. Foley Co. (Abutments and approaches)
- Standard Engineering & Contracting Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Design
12-panel, riveted Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 260.0 ft.
Deck width: 32.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 206.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.17205, -84.29846   (decimal degrees)
39°10'19" N, 84°17'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/733381/4339346 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Madeira
Inventory number
BH 43005 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2022: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • January 23, 2022: New photo from Luke
  • January 22, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories and added design into "design"
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added GPS coordinates.
  • July 15, 2009: Added by Bill Eichelberger

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Comments 

Milford Bridge (1924)
Posted February 18, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Rick,

Those signs always remind me of tombstones to the former bridge.

An advanced search on Bridgehunter turned up 42 PA trusses in Ohio, and I'm sure there's some that haven't been added in yet...so unless the sign was referring to the number of spans still left at the time I would assume it is an error.

Milford Bridge (1924)
Posted February 18, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I always found these hilarious, like it's some kind of consolation prize for tearing down the bridge.

Only 19 Penns built in Ohio?

Milford Bridge (1924)
Posted February 17, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

From the Cincinnati Enquirer, 1992.

Milford Steel Bridge
Posted January 23, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My bad, Luke. Looks like Paul beat me to this question by a day. :)

Milford Steel Bridge
Posted January 23, 2022, by Luke

From the history section of the entry: "Beam bridge built alongside in 1978, forming a one-way pairing with the truss; removed from service in 1985"

Milford Steel Bridge
Posted January 23, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Paul,

So here is an image from the Cincinnati Enquirer. Kind of neat with references to the South Milford and Newtown bridges. I've always been curious about the dates, I can't imagine it took them 6 years to build the new one, so do you suppose the steel truss carried west bound traffic for a while until it closed in '85?