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CG&P - Little Miami River Bridge


The Camelback through truss spans were noted for their unusual top chord configuration, which incorporated four slopes instead of the typical five.


Lost Camelback through truss bridge over Little Miami River on Cincinnati, Georgetown, & Portsmouth Railroad
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
Removed but not replaced
Collapsed 1910 and rebuilt; Removed sometime between August 1943 and 1945
- Cincinnati, Georgetown, and Portsmouth Railroad
Two-span Camelback through truss with deck plate girder and timber trestle approaches
Also called
Water Works Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.08954, -84.41563   (decimal degrees)
39°05'22" N, 84°24'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/723518/4329892 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94807 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 23, 2021: Updated by Luke: Noted 1910 collapse
  • October 23, 2021: Added by Paul Plassman

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CG&P - Little Miami River Bridge
Posted October 24, 2021, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)


In another month or so you can find a surviving pier on the south bank of the river. Just take the bike path that runs along the river bank and keep your eyes peeled. But for the sake of a photo, I advise waiting until the brush dies out.

Here are a couple of shots of the 1910 collapse.

Cincinnati, Georgetown, & Portsmouth RR - Little Miami River Bridge
Posted October 23, 2021, by Paul Plassman

What is it called when a bridge has a polygonal Pratt truss configuration but with four slopes to the top chord instead of five? Is it still a Camelback or something else?

See Rick's photos in the comments section at the Kellogg Avenue Bridge page: https://bridgehunter.com/oh/hamilton/kellogg-avenue/