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Blue Rock Road Bridge (Old)

Description 

Likely a Whipple through truss. The HAER report for the 1914 span states that the previous bridge was built in 1884. Henry Grattan Tyrell's book "Highway Bridge over the Miami River at Elizabethtown, Ohio" says it was built in 1902 by J.H. Hilton.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Great Miami River on Blue Rock Road
Location
New Baltimore, Hamilton County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in either 1884 or 1902 by J.H. Hilton; destroyed 1913 in flood; replaced 1914
Builder
- J.H. Hilton
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 465.0 ft.
Also called
New Baltimore Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.26320, -84.66737   (decimal degrees)
39°15'48" N, 84°40'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/701246/4348578 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94775 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2021: Added by Paul Plassman

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Paul Plassman
  • HAER OH-113 - Mostly about the 1914 span, but some info about this bridge as well
  • Book - Has a historic list of longest truss spans including this bridge