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NS - Great Miami River Bridge (Franklin)


NS - Great Miami River Bridge (Franklin)

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Photo taken by Jeremy Loukinas July 21, 2019

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)


BH Photo #476871

Street View 


Through truss bridge over Great Miami River on the Big Four Railroad
Franklin, Warren County, Ohio
Open to traffic
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL; Big Four)
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Warren through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.55907, -84.30814   (decimal degrees)
39°33'33" N, 84°18'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/731263/4382280 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 47065 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2022: Updated by Brandon Cooper: Added category "6-panel truss"
  • September 5, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 22, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 18, 2012: Updated by James Baughn: Merged duplicate listings; changed info to reflect that this is not part of a rail-trail
  • November 22, 2010: Added by Eric Root


  • Eric Root - ejort [at] att [dot] net
  • Geoff Hubbs


NS - Great Miami River Bridge (Franklin)
Posted September 5, 2020, by Jeff Shroyer (shroyer100 [at] aol [dot] com)

Approximately 540 3 span 18 panel rivet connected Warren with verticals through truss. Active

Big Four Railroad Bridge in Franklin
Posted July 21, 2019, by Jeremy Loukinas (jeremy dot loukinas at gmail dot com)

Visiting the bridge today and flew it with a DJI 4k Quadcopter.

Great Miami River Recreational Trail Bridge
Posted December 31, 2010, by NEAL PRATT (ncp88 [at] aol [dot] com)

My wife and I visited this bridge today December 31, 2010. The bridge still has railroad tracks thru it and at both ends and appears to remain a railroad bridge. We sure wouldn't attempt to walk across it!