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Town Street Bridge


Oblique View

Submitted by David Backlin

BH Photo #136190


Lost open-spandrel arch bridge over Scioto River on Town Street (US 62) in Columbus
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
Demolished, new concrete bridge being built in its place
Built 1917; closed to traffic July 22, 2008; demolished March 2009, new open spandrel arch bridge being built in its place
Old bridge: closed spandrel arch
New bridge: open spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 112.9 ft.
Total length: 700.2 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.95827, -83.00440   (decimal degrees)
39°57'30" N, 83°00'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/328794/4425048 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Southwest Columbus
Inventory numbers
ODOT 2503697 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27569 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 15, 2012: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • April 8, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • April 20, 2009: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • March 29, 2009: Updated by David Backlin: Bridge demolished
  • July 26, 2008: Bridge is closed to traffic

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Town Street Bridge
Posted February 23, 2014, by Sandor Gulyas (sgulya1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Point of clarification here.

The new bridge is designated (by City of Columbus) as the Rich Street Bridge

The old bridge (it replaced) was called the Town Street Bridge

To make matters worse, there was an older Rich Street bridge, but it was torn down by World War 2 (if not earlier)