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Jefferson Street Canal Bridge


Jefferson St. canal bridge Dayton OH

Photo taken by Lutzenberger, William, 1853-1941

View this photo at content.daytonmetrolibrary.org

BH Photo #465462


The old Jefferson Street stone canal bridge constructed in 1856 (From April 7th, 1856 and December 8th 1856) by David Morrison and taken down in 1887. The bridge was considered a wonderful piece of engineering. Mr. Morrison made a wooden model of it and the competition stole it. However, Mr. Morrison beat the other fellows to the contract.


Lost Bridge over Canal on Jefferson Street
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
No longer exists
Built between April 7, 1856 and December 8th 1856. Removed in 1887
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio (also known as)
- D.H. & C.C. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio [also known as Columbia Bridge Works]
- David H. Morrison (founder of CBW, bridge may have been built before his son joined him)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.75456, -84.18852   (decimal degrees)
39°45'16" N, 84°11'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/740862/4404297 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87980 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added build period
  • July 7, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added CBW as builders - that way all name derivatives/incarnations of the company's bridges are captured when searching CBW
  • January 31, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer


  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com