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Harrison Road Bridge


Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #151124


Lost through truss bridge over Great Miami River on Harrison Road (CR 457)
Hamilton County, Ohio
No longer exists
Built 1894
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Pennsylvania through truss
Span length: 444.0 ft.
Total length: 444.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.21616, -84.70324   (decimal degrees)
39°12'58" N, 84°42'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/698285/4343277 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 27608 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 20, 2022: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • March 10, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Add Dimensions and HAER Link
  • January 10, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added Builder
  • February 18, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added GPS coordinates.
  • December 30, 2009: New photos from Bill Eichelberger



Harrison Road Bridge
Posted February 20, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Finials, ornate cresting, massive plaque....classic large-scale King!

Harrison Road Bridge
Posted February 20, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here's a couple of vintage shots of this one, including a cleaned up version of the flood picture from my earlier posting.

Harrison Road Bridge
Posted February 20, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Couple of color photos of this giant span about halfway down the page:


Harrison Road Bridge
Posted August 28, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Love These !

Harrison Road Bridge
Posted August 28, 2020, by rick shelton (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Couple of interesting clips of this massive fellow...and any bridge that withstood 1913 has my admiration.

Harrison Road Bridge
Posted March 1, 2014, by RMH (lenicor51 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The temporary bridge over the Great Miami River at Harrison Avenue *is* the structure that collapsed during a high water stage when struck by a large log/tree floating down the river. Two people were killed.

Harrison Road Bridge
Posted January 20, 2008, by Anonymous

Yes, this may have been the bridge at the edge of Miamitown on what used to be US 52. It may have been bigger and longer than the Blue Rock Bridge. One of the three Pennsylvania through trusses over the Great Miami should have been saved. The Harrison Road Bridge was replaced like way back in 1989. This may have also been the site where the part of the temporary bridge was washed out and two people were killed when their car plunged in the rushing water.