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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1873 Franklin
Franklin, Ohio, USA (Great Miami River)
Bridgemeister ID:80
References:EOV, HWCO
Principals:J. W. Shipman & Co., John A. Roebling's Sons Co.
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Replaced, 1933
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Traffic restricted to foot traffic, 1931. Closed, 1933, after the bridge sagged significantly.
  • From HWCO: "The towers are thirty-eight feet high, and each consists of four columns, of Phoenix column iron. The cables are of steel wire and each is composed of 343 strands, the whole cable having a diameter of seven inches. The masonry is constructed of Dayton stone, and is of a very substantial character... The wire and iron work was done in the summer of 1873 under the superintendence of Roebling & Sons, of Trenton, N. J. The bridge is stayed by strong wire cables and stiffened by an iron truss. The whole cost was $43,900."
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg.

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