High Bridge

Signs of History SM

First cantilever bridge built on the American continent. Most remarkable bridge in US when constructed in 1876. Marked the beginning of modern scientific bridge building. It was designed by Charles Shaler Smith and built for the Cincinnati Southern Railroad. Bridge replaced in 1911, using same foundations, without stopping rail service. See Over.


 

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Photographs courtesy of Tim Powell and the High Bridge-Wilmore Rail-Trail - Sept. 2002 (http://www.worldtimzone.com/railtrail)

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Signs of History SM is a service mark of Grover Hibberd & Jayne Pitts-Hibberd
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