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Mill Creek Railroad Bridge

Mill Creek Railroad Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Tad Wirmel

Bridge Documented: 2006-2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Procter and Gamble Access) Over Mill Creek
Location
Cincinnati and St. Bernard: Hamilton County, Ohio: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1914 By Builder/Contractor: Riverside Bridge Company of Martins Ferry, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
2011
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
140 Feet (43 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.7 Feet (4.79 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This is a traditionally composed railroad truss bridge that is currently configured with a mixed use deck that also accepts vehicular traffic. It is a rare surviving example of a bridge known to have been built by the Riverside Bridge Company of Martins Ferry, Ohio. Owned by the companies whose factories surround the bridge, the bridge was originally built for Procter and Gamble's Crisco plant in St. Bernard. The bridge was rehabilitated in 1997, but by 2007 the need additional work was identified. Smuckers (who owns the Crisco plant) and FeldaIFFCO (who owns the Olestra plant) combined funds to rehabilitate the bridge in 2011. The decision to rehabilitate the bridge was made when it was found to be more economical than demolition and replacement. This is not unusual; historic truss bridges can often be rehabilitated for less than the cost of demolition and replacement. The rehabilitation schedule was eight months and the goal was to keep the bridge open as much as possible during the project. The project was completed with a single 10 day bridge shutdown, and scattered 2 day shutdowns throughout the project duration. The project scope of work included replacing deck stringers and lateral bracing under the deck as well as repainting the bridge.

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