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Main Street Bridge (Oldest - Covered)

Photos 

1866 flood

Photo uploaded by Art S.

View this photo at content.daytonmetrolibrary.org

BH Photo #465480

Map 

Description 

The Old Main Street Bridge, erected by David Morrison, was built in 1835 and opened to the public in 1836. In 1870 the bridge was taken down and an iron one was erected in its place. The iron bridge was removed in 1891 and a steel concrete bridge replaced it in 1892.

(Note: Main Street may not be the same street as today's Main Street)

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Miami River on Main Street
Location
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
Status
No longer exists
History
built in 1835, opened in 1836 replaced in 1870
Builders
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio (precursor of)
- D.H. & C.C. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio
- David Morrison
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.78655, -84.19290   (decimal degrees)
39°47'12" N, 84°11'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/740375/4407836 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87987 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added CBW as builders - that way all name derivatives/incarnations of the company's are captured when searching CBW
  • February 1, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • January 31, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer

Sources 

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