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Taylor-Southgate Bridge



Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in June 2010


BH Photo #168058


Street View 


Although considered plain and an unworthy replacement for the historic Central Bridge, this span is somewhat unusual. A continuous Warren through truss with riveted connections was chosen for this simple and sleek structure. One thing that does bother me greatly, is that the plaques and some of the decorative portal bracing were incorporated into the new bridge. This gives people the wrong idea that the bridge is much older than it really is.


Warren through truss bridge over Ohio River on US 27
Newport, Hamilton County, Ohio, and Campbell County, Kentucky
Open to traffic
Built in 1995 to replace the old Central Bridge
Riveted continuous Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 850.0 ft.
Total length: 2,298.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 60.0 ft.
Also called
Central Bridge (New)
US 27 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.09587, -84.50125   (decimal degrees)
39°05'45" N, 84°30'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/716093/4330387 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
ODOT 3101975 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 45523 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2016: Updated by James Baughn: Merged duplicate pages
  • October 31, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • November 15, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added bridge type as warren
  • June 21, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon
  • March 13, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.


  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com


Ohio River US 27 Bridge No. 2
Posted June 24, 2008, by Todd D. Walker (hippiewalk [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Mr Baughn

This modern continuous truss replaced a much loved historical cantilever structure known until its demolition as the "Central Bridge". Cincinnati residents or those familiar with the old Central Bridge should look for pics to post. The Central Bridge paired with the old "Cynergy Field" aka "Riverfront Stadium" is shown in many photographs.

Ohio River US 27 Bridge No. 2
Posted June 24, 2008, by kayandjay.net (kayandjay [dot] net)

Looking South toward Newport KY.