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CSX - Olentangy River Bridge


Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in April 2010


BH Photo #161131



Through truss bridge over Olentangy River on CSX Railroad
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
Open to traffic
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
Warren through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.97211, -83.02070   (decimal degrees)
39°58'20" N, 83°01'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/327437/4426617 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Southwest Columbus
Inventory number
BH 44776 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


CSX Railroad (1,713)
Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (205)
Columbus, Ohio (73)
Franklin County, Ohio (108)
Ohio (3,808)
Olentangy River (23)
Open (40,330)
Owned by railroad (13,092)
Railroad (16,165)
Through truss (15,958)
Truss (34,242)
Warren through truss (1,661)
Warren truss (6,789)

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 5, 2010: Added by Calvin Sneed


  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs


CSX - Olentangy River Bridge
Posted December 23, 2020, by George Campbell (geocolumbus [at] gmail [dot] com)

This rail line was constructed by the Columbus & Toledo Railroad, and entered Columbus in the summer of 1876. There has been a bridge at this location since then, although I don't know if the current bridge is the only bridge.

CSX Olentangy Bridge
Posted April 20, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Sounds like rather than a potential bike path, that perhaps the bridge is on a CSX mainline and thus is part of the CSX project to make their mainlines support higher clearances. This devastating project has required the demolition or severe alteration of a large number of historic bridges.

CSX Olentangy Bridge
Posted April 20, 2011, by Dave (mld20y [at] aol [dot] com)

It appears there are some changes going on here. The upper girders(?) sry dont know the term, have been removed & the bridge is open overhead now, and the tracks look possibly abandoned. There was some talk of a bike path there several years ago. Any idea whats going on?