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Stewart Street Concrete Arch Bridge

1912 - 2008

 
 
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By Michael Baker
1. Stewart Street Concrete Arch Bridge Marker
Inscription. Always known as the Stewart Street Bridge, the seven span reinforced concrete steel arch bridge carried Stewart Street over the Great Miami River for most of the twentieth century. Built using the Melan System, an invention patented in 1893 that used steel arches encased in concrete, the bridge survived the devastating flood of 1913 and inspired other Ohio communities to replace bridges lost in the flood with concrete bridges. Like the Washington Street Bridge and the Monument Avenue Bridge that stood upstream from 1906 to 2006, and 1908 to 2008, respectively, the Concrete-Steel Engineering Company of New York designed the bridge. In 1912, Daytonians E.M Gephart and Robert E. Kline built the bridge. In 1994, the Ohio Department of Transportation and The Ohio Historic Preservation Office determined that the bridge was historically significant and eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Location. 39° 44.386′ N, 84° 11.671′ W. Marker is in Dayton, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of West Stewart Street and Edwin C Moses Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on West Stewart Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dayton OH 45417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
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By Michael Baker
2. Stewart Street Concrete Arch Bridge Marker
of this marker. Viet Nam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The 93rd Regiment (approx. 0.4 miles away); Miami Valley Hospital (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Patterson Homestead (approx. mile away); Patterson Homestead 1804 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Locust Grove School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Carillon Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Newcom Tavern (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dayton.
 
Regarding Stewart Street Concrete Arch Bridge. The bridge was demolished and a new one built in it's place.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Stewart Street Concrete Arch Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
3. Stewart Street Concrete Arch Bridge Marker
Stewart Street Concrete Arch Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
4. Stewart Street Concrete Arch Bridge Marker
The new bridge that replaced the one discussed in the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
5. The new bridge that replaced the one discussed in the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 31, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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