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ST&P - Great Miami River Bridge


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BH Photo #273549


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Great Miami River on Springfield, Troy, & Piqua Railway
Troy, Miami County, Ohio
Built 1905; Removed 1922
- Interurban
- Springfield, Troy, & Piqua Railway (ST&P)
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.04086, -84.20196   (decimal degrees)
40°02'27" N, 84°12'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/738713/4436043 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 59391 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • August 18, 2017: Updated by Luke: Corrected info per forum comment.
  • January 28, 2014: New photo from Luke Harden
  • January 26, 2014: Added by Luke Harden



D&T - Great Miami River Bridge
Posted August 18, 2017, by Scott Trotel (rrhist [at] bright [dot] net)

The statements made about this bridge and cited from my book are grossly incorrect. My book makes no such statements and is taken out of context. This bridge was in the City of Troy, Ohio and was the North Market Street STREET BRIDGE. The D & T (Dayton & Troy Electric Railway) did NOT cross the Great Miami River at Troy at any time. The S T & P (Springfield, Troy & Piqua Railway) DID cross the Miami River on their own privately owned bridge to the immediate west of the STREET BRIDGE, and it is visible in the post card photo. It was opened in August 1905 and abandoned in October 1920 and subsequently removed circa 1922. It has no relationship to the August 6, 1932 collapse of the D & T bridge over the Miami River on the north side of Dayton, some 30 miles away. A photo of the two Troy bridges is attached, the North Market Street Bridge is on the left and the S T & P bridge is on the right. The photo dates circa 1919.

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D&T - Great Miami River Bridge
Posted September 8, 2014, by tom tweed (thomasjtweed [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The D&T (electric inter-urban trolley RR) bridge is in the

background in this photo, the North Market St bridge is in

the foreground. The bridge was in fact built by the ST&P

(Springfield, Troy and Piqua) in 1905 so that it could cross

the Miami River and interchange with the D&T at the canal bridge two blocks south of the town square. This allowed the ST&P to make its interchange with the D&T so that it could connect to Piqua, and there connect with the Western

Ohio electric. This became known as the Lima Route.

There was another bridge, where the D&T crossed the Great Miami, next to 25-A at the McCook Field area, which

collapsed on Aug.3 1932. This caused the bankruptcy of the Dayton & Troy inter-urban, perhaps that should be shown in this listing instead. That would be in Montgomery County.

Correct name for this photo would be ST&P bridge with

the North Market St bridge in the foreground.

All info here repeated from Scott Trostel's book

The Lima Route copyright 1988, Library of Congress catalog

card no. 97-069508, ISBN 0-925436-16-X