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Spring Common Bridge

Spring Common Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: September 5, 2004 and October 25, 2009

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Spring Common Avenue Over Mahoning River, Front Street, and Railroad
Youngstown: Mahoning County, Ohio: United States
Structure Type
Metal Solid Ribbed Through Arch, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1949 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Wilbur J. Watson and Associates of Cleveland, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
269 Feet (82 Meters)
Structure Length
431 Feet (131.4 Meters)
Roadway Width
82 Feet (24.99 Meters)
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is noted for its unusually wide design and having three arch lines to accomodate this. This bridge has three spans from west to east: the main through arch span over the river, a through plate girder span over the railroad, and a concrete rigid-frame span over Front Street.

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Above: Photo showing bridge in September 5, 2004, prior to rehab.

Above: Historical illustration of bridge.

Information and Findings From Ohio's Historic Bridge Inventory


The bridge carries a 4-lane city street over the river in downtown Youngstown.


Bridge being painted summer, 2008. New railings on approach spans.

Summary of Significance

The bridge is being painted. 2009 winner of Buckeye Assets rehab award.


The bridge is one of the five extant examples of the type that was used for a variety of crossing types, from major, monumental bridges like the 1917 Detroit-Superior Viaduct in Cleveland to the 1952 Gordon Park Pedestrian bridge over the Memorial Shoreway. It has moderate significance.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes


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