This concrete deck arch bridge has a very ornate appearance. The road name changes to Eden Park Drive a short distance south of this bridge.
Information and Findings From Ohio's Historic Bridge Inventory
The bridge carries a 4 lane street and sidewalks over a park road at the north entrance to Eden Park in the Mt. Adams section of Cincinnati. The bridge was built in 1916-17 to replace a truss and provide a more appropriate entrance to the park. To the north is a residential area of mostly early 20th century, revival-style houses, although there are some modern high rises mixed in. A park overlook and the Eden Park Bridge (3160726) are to the south.
The 9 span, 472'-long bridge has a 3-ribbed open spandrel arch main span and T beam approach spans. The architectonic bridge has molding to accent the ribs, octagonal section spandrel columns with flared capitals and arched caps, and cantilevered sidewalks with concrete balustrades. There are paneled pilasters with capitals at the piers. The T-beam spans have arched fasciae beams.
Cantilevered sidewalks and balustrades added in 1939. Rehabilitated in 1990 with some in-kind patching/repair to concrete.
Summary of Significance
There have been no changes in the bridge's status
since the previous inventory. The eligible recommendation remains
appropriate. This is a fine example of its type/design reflecting the
architectural tastes of the City Beautiful Movement. There are 25 open
spandrel arch bridges dating from 1907 to 1957 in the inventory (Phase
Because of the early emphasis on aesthetics at the local and state levels, Ohio has an impressive assemblage of long and shorter open spandrel arch bridges dating from 1907 through World War II. Twenty-three of the 25 predate World War II.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
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