Lebanon in Warren County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Built in 1897, this span over Turtle Creek is the oldest nonreinforced concrete arch bridge in Ohio. The residents of Floraville, the area to the south, felt the bridge needed to be “the most prominent” in all of Lebanon. They petitioned to build a concrete bridge instead of a metal truss one. They thought it would be more durable and more attractive.
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Designed by P.O. Monfort, it has two 37.5 ft. concrete arches. Built by contractors Emerson and Jones at a cost of $5,853.49, ungraded gravel was scooped from the creek bed and mixed into the concrete. Some gravel chunks were said to be “as bid as a man's fist.” The bridge is now listed on the National Register. In 2005, it was rehabilitated for $970,723.
Erected 2008 by Lebanon Rotary Club.
Location. 39° 25.872′ N, 84° 12.52′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, Ohio, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway (Ohio Route 48) and Cincinnati Avenue (U.S. 42), on the right when traveling south on Broadway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lebanon OH 45036, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Lebanon Library / Harmon Hall (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christmas Tree Park (about 700 feet away); The Town Plat / The Tharp House (about 700 feet away); The Town Square / City Hall Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Village Ice Cream Parlor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ferguson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Sickle House (approx. 0.2 miles away); LCNB Building (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Lebanon.
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