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LN - Newport & Cincinnati Bridge

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Cincinnati Ohio Iron Bridge

A forest of Keystone Columns!

Photo uploaded by Art S

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BH Photo #351625

Description 

Total length does not include the 1,130' timber approach trestle.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Linville-Piper Variant Whipple through truss bridge over Ohio River on L&N Railroad
Location
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, and Campbell County, Kentucky
Status
Superstructure replaced
History
Built 1872; Superstructure replaced 1897
Builders
- Jacob H. Linville of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
- Streetcar
Design
Linville-Piper Variant Whipple through truss
North to South:
Timber trestle, 1,130'
Through truss, 100'
Six deck trusses - 1 of 75', 1 of 85', 4 of 80'
Whipple through truss, 85'
Three brick arch spans, 137' total
Two pony truss spans, 92.2' and 96'
Six Whipple through truss spans, 137'; 418'; 237';260'; 202.5'; 202.5'
Three spans, 43.8' each
Seven brick arch spans, 182' total
One span, 35'
Five brick arch spans and approach wall, 236.2' total
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 420.0 ft.
Total length: 3,022.2 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.09802, -84.49775   (decimal degrees)
39°05'53" N, 84°29'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/716389/4330635 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newport
Inventory number
BH 71833 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added dimensions and more comprehensive design description
  • July 17, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • January 18, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added span lengths
  • September 4, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • October 15, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Linville-Piper Truss", "Linville Truss", "Pin-connected"
  • April 15, 2016: Added by ArtS

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Comments 

Newport & Cincinnati Bridge
Posted October 15, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Done

Newport & Cincinnati Bridge
Posted October 15, 2018, by Luke

Art, can you label imgs 5 & 12 as being shots of the Linville patent truss?