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Keowee Street Bridge

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Keowee Street Bridge Dayton OH

Cool bookmarker but a bit expensive...

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Miami River on Keowee Street
Location
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1884, dissasembled and stored in 1920
Builders
- Columbia Bridge Co. of Dayton, Ohio (successors to) [also known as Columbia Bridge Works]
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio (also known as)
- D.H. & C.C. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio [also known as Columbia Bridge Works]
Design
233' Whipple through truss with 20' roadway and 6' sidewalks
Dimensions
Span length: 233.0 ft.
Total length: 233.0 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.76873, -84.17728   (decimal degrees)
39°46'07" N, 84°10'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/741774/4405900 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87977 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 18, 2021: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • February 28, 2021: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • December 4, 2020: Updated by Luke: Corrected builder to pre-existing category
  • February 1, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: Relocated from Miami to Mad River crossing
  • February 1, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • January 31, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • January 30, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer

Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Keowee Street Bridge (older)
Posted February 1, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

I'm still looking!

Keowee Street Bridge (older)
Posted February 1, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nice finds Melissa, now we need a good photo!

Keowee Street Bridge (older)
Posted January 31, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It's certainly not uncommon to see a firm "Jazz-up" some of their larger city spans... especially if it's a hometown gig. Indiana Bridge Company normally built very utilitarian spans but turned out a couple with beautiful portals in Muncie. I for one look forward to seeing what else you come up with!

Apparently the holder of this relic thinks they have the lone survivor!

Keowee Street Bridge (older)
Posted January 31, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Print a color copy and laminate it!

Keowee Street Bridge (older)
Posted January 31, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

BTW, when I first saw it, I thought that thing was a wooden plank or equivalent not a bookmark (or ledger marker). That bookmark is pretty tiny.

Keowee Street Bridge (older)
Posted January 31, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Oh, you haven't seen anything yet, the Morrison family was much more creative and diverse in their decoration and structures than any of us guessed.

Discovering stuff like this is the beauty of uncovering lost history!

Regards,

Art S.

Keowee Street Bridge (older)
Posted January 31, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Great find Art... But I'm with you on the crazy price!

The verticals with spacers are uniquely CBW, but those trio of finials are like nothing I've seen on another bridge!