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This is a list of all 44 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory for the state Ohio. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of states.
1843 (suspension bridge)
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (Miami Canal)
Bridgemeister ID:25
References:BOB
Status:Removed
Suspended spans:3
1853 (suspension bridge)
Delaware, Ohio, USA (Olentangy River - Winter Street)
Bridgemeister ID:774
References:SME20030311
Principals:John Gray
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, February 1883
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
  • SME20030311: Intended only for foot traffic, destroyed by ice jam February 1883.
1853 Dresden
Dresden, Ohio, USA (Muskingum River)
Bridgemeister ID:43
Structurae ID:0000947
References:EOV, GBD, OCEN198202
Principals:George Copland
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1913
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1853 Tiffin
Tiffin, Ohio, USA (Sandusky River)
Bridgemeister ID:46
References:EOV
Principals:John Gray
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
1858 Portsmouth
Portsmouth, Ohio, USA (Scioto River)
Bridgemeister ID:57
References:EOV
Principals:E.B. Gray
Status:Collapsed, 1859

Notes
1861 Portsmouth
Portsmouth, Ohio, USA (Scioto River)
Bridgemeister ID:61
References:EOV
Principals:Max J. Becker
Status:Removed
Notes
1867 John A. Roebling (Cincinnati, Cincinnati and Covington)
Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:65
Structurae ID:0000513
O'Donnell ID:1000
Coordinates:N 39.09167 W 84.50833
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BAAW, BC3, BOB, BPL, COB, EOV, HBE, LAB, LACE, ONF, PTS2, SJR, TOB
Principals:John A. Roebling
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2013)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1,057f
Side spans:2
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg
1868 Calloway's Ford (Whitewater, Harrison's)
Elizabethtown vicinity, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA (Whitewater River)
Bridgemeister ID:68
References:EOV
Principals:John Gray, Morse, Young
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1920
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Main span:475f
Deck width:22f
Notes
  • This bridge was located where present-day Suspension Bridge Road crosses the Whitewater River next to I-275 and north of US50. According to information provided by Sharon Lutz from Marjorie Byrnside Burress, this bridge was renamed "Harrison's Suspension Bridge" in 1891. This should not be confused with the nearby suspension bridge at Harrison.
  • According to the information provided by Sharon Lutz from Marjorie Byrnside Burress, "Crossing this bridge was the main thoroughfare from Indiana into Ohio for many years (US 50 was not completed by then). [In 1920] it was decided that the Suspension Bridge had become obsolete and could no longer safely withstand the weight of vehicles. [On May 19, 1920] the cables were severed by means of an oxygen flame, the weight of the cables pulled down some towers. Other towers were weakened by dynamite at their bases and later they were pulled down by the weight of the cables severed at one end with an oxygen flame."
  • See 1873 Harrison - Harrison, Ohio and Dearborn County, Indiana, USA.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1868 High Street (Hamilton)
Hamilton, Ohio, USA (Great Miami River)
Bridgemeister ID:67
References:EOV
Principals:John Gray
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
1872 Branch Hill
Branch Hill and Symmes, Ohio, USA (Little Miami River)
Bridgemeister ID:77
References:EOV
Principals:John Gray
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Based on correspondence between "Gray's firm" and Washington Roebling, EOV suggests there may be a chance this early bridge contained steel cables.
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.
1873 Harrison
Harrison, Ohio and Dearborn County, Indiana, USA (Whitewater River)
Bridgemeister ID:81
References:EOV
Principals:James W. Shipman and Co.
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Destroyed, 1913, by flood
Main cables:Wire

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1876 Linwood
Linwood, Ohio, USA (Little Miami River)
Bridgemeister ID:82
References:EOV
Principals:Cincinnati Bridge Co.
Status:Removed
Notes
  • Replaced after 1913 flood damage.
1877 (suspension bridge)
Kent, Ohio, USA (Cuyahoga River)
Bridgemeister ID:1979
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
1895 Mill Creek Park (White, Silver, Old Steel, Cinderella, Fairy Tale)
Youngstown vicinity, Ohio, USA (Mill Creek Park)
Bridgemeister ID:343
Structurae ID:0011103
Coordinates:N 41.07325 W 80.68886
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, HBE, IEA, PTS2
Principals:Charles Evan Fowler
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Eyebar
Suspended spans:1
Main span:90f
Notes
  • Short stiffened eyebar ("braced chain") of the style that Lindenthal often proposed. A mid-span support was added many years ago.
  • Major rehabilitation started, June 2007. Reopened November, 2007.
Photo courtesy of Anne Morrison Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
1897 Lincoln Highway (Chester)
East Liverpool, Ohio and Chester, West Virginia, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:105
References:AAJ, BPL, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Hermann Laub, E.S. Fickes
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Removed, 1970
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:705f
Side spans:360f, 420f
Deck width:27f
Notes
  • Rebuilt 1939 by David Steinman. Closed and demolished, 1970.
1905 Market Street
Steubenville, Ohio and East Steubenville, West Virginia, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:114
Structurae ID:0009566
O'Donnell ID:454
Coordinates:N 40.35833 W 80.61167
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BPL, PTS2
Principals:Hermann Laub
Use:Vehicular (two-lane)
Status:Under reconstruction (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:680f
Side spans:2 x 260f

Notes
Photo by Donny Oliver Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
1905 Newell
East Liverpool, Ohio and Newell, West Virginia, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:117
Structurae ID:0004767
O'Donnell ID:452
Coordinates:N 40.62167 W 80.595
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BPL, PTS2
Principals:Dravo Company
Use:Vehicular (two-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:750f
Side spans:2
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Donny Oliver Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1914 Dresden
Dresden, Ohio, USA (Muskingum River)
Bridgemeister ID:132
Structurae ID:0000946
O'Donnell ID:381
Coordinates:N 40.12079 W 82.00000
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:GBD, OCEN198202, PTS2
Principals:Bellefontaine Bridge and Steel Co.
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Closed (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main span:443f
Side span:1

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg. Photo by Donny Oliver Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1916 Belpre-Parkersburg
Parkersburg, West Virginia and Belpre, Ohio, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:134
Structurae ID:0007342
References:AAJ, BPL, PTS2, SJR
Principals:Hermann Laub
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Demolished, March 16, 1980
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:775f
Side spans:275f, 375f
Deck width:22f
1922 (footbridge)
Bexley, Ohio, USA (Alum Creek - Wolfe Park)
Bridgemeister ID:819
O'Donnell ID:1007
Coordinates:N 39.963831 W 82.947491
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, PTS2
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Deck width:6.25f
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
1927 General U.S. Grant
Portsmouth, Ohio and Fullerton, Kentucky, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:151
Structurae ID:0004783
O'Donnell ID:826
Coordinates:N 38.725 W 82.99833
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, PTS2, SSS
Principals:Robinson and Steinman, J.E. Greiner, Dravo Co.
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Status:Demolished, July 2001
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:700f
Side spans:2 x 350f
Deck width:28.5f
Notes
  • AAJ: "Recabled" in 1939.
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
1928 Fort Steuben
Steubenville, Ohio and Weirton, West Virginia, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:154
Structurae ID:0009568
O'Donnell ID:455
Coordinates:N 40.37833 W 80.615
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, PTS2
Principals:Dravo Co.
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:Demolished, February 2012 (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:688.75f
Side spans:2 x 283f
Deck width:20.25f

Notes
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz Photo by Donny Oliver Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1928 Point Pleasant (Silver)
Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Kanauga, Gallipolis vicinity, Ohio, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:156
Structurae ID:0001423
References:AAJ, BDO, ENR19290620a, ENR19290620b, GBD, LAB, PTS2, SSS
Principals:J.E. Greiner Co.
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Collapsed, 1967
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:700f
Side spans:2 x 380f
Deck width:27f
Notes
1928 Saint Marys (Hi Carpenter, Short Route)
Saint Marys, West Virginia and Newport, Ohio, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:159
References:BPL, GBD, PTS2
Principals:J.E. Greiner Co.
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished, 1971
Main cables:Eyebar (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:700f
Notes
Photo by Ralph Trepal
1931 Anthony Wayne
Toledo, Ohio, USA (Maumee River)
Bridgemeister ID:168
Structurae ID:0007344
O'Donnell ID:293
Coordinates:N 41.64086 W 83.53361
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, SJR, SSS
Principals:Waddell and Hardesty
Use:Vehicular (major highway, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:785f
Side spans:2 x 233.5f
Deck width:60f
Photo by Patrick S. O'Donnell
1931 Sidaway
Cleveland, Ohio, USA (Kingsbury Run)
Bridgemeister ID:171
Structurae ID:0015438
Coordinates:N 41.477805 W 81.642944
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BMC
Principals:Wilbur Watson, Fred Plummer. New York, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad Co.
Use:Footbridge
Status:Derelict, 1966 (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:400f
Side spans:2 x 140f
Deck width:6f
Notes
  • BMC describes a feud between the neighborhoods on either side of the bridge that led to events in July 1966: "someone set fire to the wooden deck and ripped out fifteen feet of the southern portion. The bridge now is considered a nuisance."
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
1931 Simon Kenton Memorial (Maysville)
Maysville, Kentucky and Aberdeen, Ohio, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:172
Structurae ID:0000536
O'Donnell ID:825
Coordinates:N 38.65 W 83.76
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, SJR, SSS
Principals:Modjeski, Masters & Chase
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:323.1m
Side spans:2 x 141.7m
Deck width:28f
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Stephen Schutte Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
1936 Cross Mound
Tarlton, Ohio, USA (Salt Creek - Cross Mound Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1460
Coordinates:N 39.563433 W 82.783167
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
1956 Pete Mauthe
Poland, Ohio, USA (Yellow Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:2359
Coordinates:N 41.01190 W 80.61908
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
1962 (pipeline bridge)
Grays Branch vicinity, Kentucky and Scioto County, Ohio, USA (Ohio River)
Bridgemeister ID:880
Structurae ID:0003360
O'Donnell ID:828
Coordinates:N 38.66058 W 82.85889
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:Weldon F. Appelt, P.E., Clear Span Engineering, Inc
Use:Pipeline
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:2,000f
Notes
  • Just downstream of Greenup Dam. Built for Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. Carries two 30" gas pipelines.
Photo by David Denenberg
1990 Vinton Swinging
Vinton, Ohio, USA (Raccoon Creek - Vinton Community Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1190
O'Donnell ID:830
Coordinates:N 38.977952 W 82.339157
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:James Baird, Carl DeWitt, Tony Werry, Mark Beaver, Kermit Brown
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
1991 Stokes Crossing
Defiance, Ohio, USA (Powell Creek - Boy Scout Camp)
Bridgemeister ID:1400
Coordinates:N 41.25265 W 84.375983
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2009)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Located in a scout camp along Powell Creek.
Photo by Stuart Brorson
(conveyor bridge)
Beverly vicinity, Ohio, USA (Muskingum River - Muskingum River Power Plant)
Bridgemeister ID:2572
Coordinates:N 39.59230 W 81.68519
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Conveyor
Status:Extant (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
(footbridge)
Akron, Ohio, USA (Cuyahoga River - High Bridge Glens Park, now Gorge Metro Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1151
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • This bridge is visible in the foreground of a popular late 19th century stereoview showing the "high bridge" and falls. No longer in existence.
(footbridge)
Akron, Ohio, USA (F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, Sand Run Metro Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1784
Coordinates:N 41.135883 W 81.5735
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Stuart Brorson Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
(footbridge)
Bellepoint vicinity, Ohio, USA (Mill Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:2220
O'Donnell ID:1005
Coordinates:N 40.248596 W 83.163559
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Photo by Ron Jones
(footbridge)
East Fultonham, Ohio, USA (Jonathan Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:2436
Coordinates:N 39.85526 W 82.10929
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:Extant (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Coordinates given here are the likely location of the bridge, but it may be completely on private property.
(footbridge)
Findlay vicinity, Ohio, USA (Eagle Creek - Camp Berry)
Bridgemeister ID:2221
Coordinates:N 40.95892 W 83.65817
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Suspended spans:1
(footbridge)
Lebanon, Ohio, USA (Colonial Park)
Bridgemeister ID:2561
O'Donnell ID:1001
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
(footbridge)
Parma, Ohio, USA (Fern Hill Picnic Area)
Bridgemeister ID:2573
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2012)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
(pipeline bridge)
Rayland, Ohio, USA (Short Creek)
Bridgemeister ID:2560
Coordinates:N 40.18757 W 80.68730
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Pipeline
Status:Extant (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
Friendship
Bucyrus, Ohio, USA (Sandusky River - Aumiller Park)
Bridgemeister ID:2114
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2011)
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Eric Powell estimates the main span at approximately 100 feet.
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz
Swinging
Greenville, Ohio, USA (Greenville Creek - Greenville City Park)
Bridgemeister ID:1119
Coordinates:N 40.109252 W 84.630494
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Photo by Wayne Grodkiewicz

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