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Willey Road Bridge



Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #108301

Street View 



Willey Road Bridge

Here's a video I recently did on the bridge.


This bridge was severely altered in 1996 when it was essentially replaced with a pre-stressed concrete bridge. The original arches were retained on the replacement bridge as non-functional decorations. Despite the alteration, this bridge is (surprisingly) still considered eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.


Rainbow arch bridge on Willey Road in Crosby Township
Hamilton County, Ohio
Open to two-lane traffic
Built 1911; rehabilitated 1996
Concrete pony arch
Length of largest span: 62.0 ft.
Total length: 65.0 ft.
Deck width: 27.2 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.28667, -84.69333   (decimal degrees)
39°17'12" N, 84°41'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/698940/4351125 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 3130622 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27625 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 86.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (12,729)
Built 1931 (981)
Built during 1930s (12,247)
Concrete balustrade (892)
Concrete pony arch (50)
Functionally obsolete (5,762)
Hamilton County, Ohio (239)
Have street view (29,892)
NR-eligible (4,125)
Ohio (4,668)
Open (41,203)
Owned by county (21,715)
Rainbow arch (258)
Reserve (26)
Skewed (5,071)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,549)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,719)

Update Log 

  • May 5, 2021: New video from Satolli Glassmeyer
  • May 29, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added alteration description, crossing.
  • April 15, 2010: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • September 8, 2005: Posted photos from Jonathan Maxwell


  • Jonathan Maxwell - themaxwellshouse [at] roadrunner [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Nathan Holth
  • Satolli Glassmeyer - info [at] scenicroadrallies [dot] com


Willey Road Bridge
Posted May 29, 2013, by Nathan Holth

The Historic Bridge Inventory claims this bridge was built in 1911 and designed by E. A. Gast, around the same time as the Benson Street Bridge also designed by E. A. Gast. However, the NBI date is 1931, and visually, the bridge looks more like 1930s arches in Ohio. Not sure what the truth is here.

Willey Road Bridge
Posted November 29, 2008, by Jolene V (joakabridgefreak [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is a beautiful bridge!!! Nice pictures!