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Little Miami River Bridge

Photos 

Little Miami River Bridge

The Journal Herald: November 18 1957

BH Photo #448808

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Little Miami River on Fairgrounds Road
Location
Greene County, Ohio
Status
Wrecked in 1957. Replaced by a new bridge in 1961.
Builder
- Oregonia Bridge Co. of Lebanon, Ohio
Design
6-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.72423, -83.96388   (decimal degrees)
39°43'27" N, 83°57'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/245968/4401351 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85285 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Greene County, Ohio (38)
Little Miami River (38)
Lost (30,062)
Lost 1961 (118)
Lost during 1960s (1,041)
Ohio (4,698)
Oregonia Bridge Co. (31)
Owned by county (21,726)
Pratt through truss (6,235)
Pratt truss (10,551)
Replaced by new bridge (20,461)
Through truss (17,903)
Truss (36,822)

Update Log 

  • October 22, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Tweaked overview field to reflect that bridge was a Pratt through truss
  • May 30, 2019: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added category "Destroyed by collision"
  • May 28, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and truss type
  • May 28, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Paul Plassman

Comments 

Little Miami River Bridge
Posted October 22, 2021, by Paul Plassman

No kidding! And definitely a unique, albeit temporary, truss design that no one seems to have replicated!

Little Miami River Bridge
Posted October 22, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Love the driver's name!

Little Miami River Bridge
Posted October 22, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Not every day you see a car functioning as an end post...

Little Miami River Bridge
Posted October 22, 2021, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

This was a fun one to work on

Little Miami River Bridge
Posted May 28, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Oh, Millions of people would Melissa!

Talk about your tourist destination!

Little Miami River Bridge
Posted May 28, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

I would've paid to have my photo taken next to it !

Little Miami River Bridge
Posted May 28, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge should have been maintained... With the CAR INTACT as a shrine to one of the greatest driving feats EVER accomplished!!!