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Big Mac Bridge



Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #108247

Street Views 


Pair of tied-arch bridges over the Ohio River on I-471 in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, and Campbell County, Kentucky
Open to eight total lanes of traffic
Constructed started 1971; opened to limited traffic 1977; dedicated 1981; entire I-471 project completed 1985
- Hazelet + Erdal of Chicago, Illinois (Designer)
Steel through arch
Length of largest span: 757.6 ft.
Total length: 2,099.5 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 50.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Also called
Daniel Carter Beard Bridge (official name)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.10079, -84.49520   (decimal degrees)
39°06'03" N, 84°29'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/716601/4330949 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 3117685 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
KY 019B00039R (Kentucky bridge number)
BH 27598 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2008)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 68 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 10, 2022: New photos from Bambi Sharkoman
  • June 19, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 28, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged NBI Data
  • June 21, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • April 15, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • April 11, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added GPS coordinates.
  • October 26, 2005: Posted photos from Jonathan Maxwell



Big Mac Bridge
Posted March 1, 2018, by Anonymous


Big Mac Bridge
Posted March 1, 2018, by darrell roberts (who [at] tec1000 [dot] com)

silly nick names is an insult to the people who the landmark was to honer,

at least give the real name top billing

but if you want to give landmarks silly nicknames I have a list of ideas

we can call Paul brown stadium SUCKER STADIUM

and the Brent Spence bridge the Perkins Pancake bridge

John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge the - white castle bridge

and how about we call the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge policeman's leap

I understand that we have a lot of people that only have a 6th grad education and

things like the names of places and landmarks is too much for them to grasp but I hold

journalist to a higher standard as I think that they would want me to.

So why can't they set a good example and get the names correct ?

Big Mac Bridge
Posted April 1, 2008, by savannah (leximoobal [at] yahoo [dot] com)

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