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Wheeler's Mill-Alum Creek Greenway Bridge



Photo taken by James McCray


BH Photo #219897

Street Views 


This unique span has been referred to as a Camelback Bowstring through truss. It was built in Scioto County by the Brackett Bridge Company in 1900. While being replaced the bridge was dismantled and stored on the grounds of the U.S.Bridge Company. It was recently refurbished and reused by the city of Columbus for the Alum Creek Trail.


Relocated Camelback bowstring through truss bridge over Alum Creek on Alum Creek Greenway
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
Open to pedestrians
Built in 1900 by the Brackett Bridge Co. in Scioto County, after being dismantled and stored it was restored for trail use in Franklin County.
- Brackett Bridge Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio
Camelback Bowstring through truss
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 153.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Also called
Bridgeview Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.03044, -82.93411   (decimal degrees)
40°01'50" N, 82°56'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/334973/4432927 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Northeast Columbus
Inventory number
BH 49889 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • October 1, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 28, 2014: New photo from Chad Wilkins
  • March 25, 2014: New photo from Chad Wilkins
  • February 27, 2014: New photo from Chad Wilkins
  • February 9, 2014: New photos from Chad Wilkins
  • November 1, 2013: New photo from Chad Wilkins
  • November 6, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed date
  • November 6, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • November 6, 2011: Updated by J.P.: fixed gps location
  • October 23, 2011: Added by James McCray



Bridgeview Bridge
Posted May 28, 2014, by Chad Wilkins (chad43739 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The plaque on the west side has been stolen from the bridge :(

Bridgeview Bridge
Posted November 6, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I thought I recognized this neat bridge!

It's the Wheeler's Mill Bridge that was dismantled and moved from Scioto County. It was built in 1902 by the Brackett Bridge Company and has been referred to as a Camelback Bowstring. The city of Columbus won an award for it's rehabilitation and reuse.