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Kellogg Avenue Bridge


Kellogg Avenue Bridge

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The Cincinnati Enquirer: September 4 1922


BH Photo #450008



Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Little Miami River on US 52 (Kellogg Avenue)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1922; damaged by flood during construction; opened in 1923; demolished in 1971
- Edward Scully Co. of Columbus, Ohio
Pennsylvania through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.08609, -84.42174   (decimal degrees)
39°05'10" N, 84°25'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/723000/4329495 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 71096 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 18, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • February 22, 2016: Added


  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com


Kellogg Avenue Bridge
Posted May 27, 2020, by rick shelton (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

So the scene in 1926 shows no sign of the rail line the bridge was supposed to carry, and I have never found any evidence it ever did--but it was built rather wide for the times. The same scene in 1937 shows the bridge completely compromised. I can only assume with the roadway trashed that is why the Singing Bridge was born.

Kellogg Avenue Bridge
Posted May 2, 2018, by rick shelton (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Singing Bridge under siege----floods from 1937,1948,1949,1952, and 1964.

Kellogg Avenue Bridge
Posted March 1, 2017, by rick shelton (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here are some shots of this thing receiving it's steel floor post '37 flood, early 70's by-pass and subsequent inglorious finale.

Kellogg Avenue Bridge
Posted February 24, 2016, by rick shelton (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Glad to see this majestic old beast make the pages here. After 45 years, the Singing Bridge lives again. The utter heartbreak I felt as a 5 year old upon finding the broken form of this thing in the river led me to a lifelong hobby.