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Point Pleasant in Clermont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Grant Memorial Bridge

 
 
Grant Memorial Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
1. Grant Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription. The cast iron nameplate mounted on the walkway is one of two that were formerly located on the original Grant Memorial Bridge. The original steel truss structure was constructed from 1925-1927 by the Brookville Construction Company, Brookville, Ohio, at a cost of $62,192.60. The bridge was dedicated as a memorial to General Ulysses S. Grant, eighteenth President of the United States, whose Point Pleasant birthplace is located near the west end of the bridge.

The original bridge became structurally deficient and was replaced in 1985 at a cost of $787,199.03. The cannons, beacons, and stone work which you see were a part of the 1927 bridge and were incorporated into the replacement bridge. The handrail which now supports the nameplate is the designer's visual impression of the 1927 bridge. The new structure and the original appertenances have been rededicated as the Grant Memorial Bridge.
 
Erected 1992 by the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.637′ N, 84° 13.996′ W. Marker is in Point Pleasant, Ohio
Grant Memorial Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
2. Grant Memorial Bridge Marker
, in Clermont County. Marker is at the intersection of Ohio River Scenic Byway (U.S. 52) and State Highway 232, on the right when traveling south on Ohio River Scenic Byway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Richmond OH 45157, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ulysses Simpson Grant (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Grant Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); Ulysses Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); U. S. Grant Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); Grant Birthplace (within shouting distance of this marker); British Indian Raid (approx. 11.1 miles away in Kentucky); Harmony Hill 1800 (approx. 14.5 miles away); Stepping Stone (approx. 14.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Point Pleasant.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Grant Memorial Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
3. Grant Memorial Bridge Marker
The cast iron nameplate mentioned in the marker is to the left and, as mentioned in the marker, is mounted on a handrail that is the designer's visual impression of the 1927 bridge.
Grant Memorial Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By William J. Toman, July 20, 2011
4. Grant Memorial Bridge
This is a view of the bridge looking south on Highway 52.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 546 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   3, 4. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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