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Newtown Road Bridge

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Little Miami River on Newtown Road
Location
Plainville, Hamilton County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced 1984
Design
Polygonal through truss bridge (likely Camelback)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.13695, -84.35298   (decimal degrees)
39°08'13" N, 84°21'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/728784/4335311 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95972 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Hamilton County, Ohio (239)
Little Miami River (38)
Lost (29,976)
Lost 1984 (131)
Lost during 1980s (1,569)
Ohio (4,666)
Plainville, Ohio (2)
Replaced by new bridge (20,395)
Through truss (17,848)
Truss (36,746)

Update Log 

  • January 19, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Removed erroneous information that I put in when I thought the Kellogg Ave photo was this bridge
  • January 18, 2022: Added by Paul Plassman

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Paul Plassman

Comments 

Newtown Road Bridge
Posted January 19, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Paul,

The clipping is from May 15, 1979.

Newtown Road Bridge
Posted January 19, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Yeah, the only reason I thought there were two truss bridges here (the old camelback and the one replaced in 1984) was because of that photo that turned out to be Kellogg. They're probably the same bridge.

Newtown Road Bridge
Posted January 19, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Despite its close proximity to me, I don't have very much personal history with this one. The only thing I remember is it was spoken of as if it had been there a really long time--but that doesn't answer much.

Newtown Road Bridge
Posted January 19, 2022, by Paul Plassman

That was from when I was looking at the eBay photo of the Kellogg span--which I erroneously thought looked like a Parker. I have no solid info on what the truss in the clipping was besides that photo.

For now, I'll leave both pages up in case we come up with additional info, but in the absence of such info I'm leaning toward the prospect that the bridge on this page (and in the clipping) and the one I have marked as "Older" are actually the same.

Newtown Road Bridge
Posted January 19, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I never found a date with the picture, it was just a random e-clipping I came across. Looking at the cars in the pic, this at least has to be from the 70's, so I'd have to think this is the bridge that pre-dates the UCEB.

Newtown Road Bridge
Posted January 19, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

It is difficult to tell with the poor quality, but it DOES look like it could be a Camelback. It really doesn't look like a Parker from that view. What info made you think the replacement was a Parker--if there was a replacement?

Newtown Road Bridge
Posted January 19, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Now I'm wondering if there were ever two truss bridges at Newtown. The newspaper photo looks like a Camelback like the one I had added as "Newtown Road Bridge (Older)" - do you happen to know if the photo in the clipping is the original camelback or a truss replacement of the original?

Newtown Road Bridge
Posted January 19, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Hey Rick,

I believe you are right. I initially thought it was Kellogg, but the inscription on the photo about it being four miles away from the airport threw me off. Good catch! I removed the photo link from the Newtown page and added it to Kellogg.

Also nice find on the newspaper clipping! I assume it was dated shortly before the replacement was built in 1984?

Newtown Road Bridge
Posted January 19, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Hey Paul,

I'm pretty sure the E-bay pic is from the Kellogg Avenue Bridge (thanks for finding it!) just by the description of its location in relation to the airport and the Ohio River, but also the dynamics with Kellogg heading off to the right and Salem to the left at the top of the pic. Not to mention, as we have previously discussed, the bridge is pretty unique.

I had forgotten about Newtown, here is a shot from the Cincinnati Enquirer, sorry for the poor quality but it is the only one I have found of the post-camelback bridge.