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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)


Built 1922 (709)
Built during 1920s (10,037)
Cincinnati, Ohio (59)
Edward Scully Co. (2)
Hamilton County, Ohio (118)
Lost (25,758)
Lost 1971 (85)
Lost during 1970s (821)
Ohio (3,529)
Pennsylvania truss (505)
Replaced by new bridge (17,394)
Through truss (15,462)
Truss (33,427)
US 52 (38)

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.