“Stupendous piece of engineering work”


I love this bridge. Located on the south side of Sidney, Ohio, this massive bridge stands tall. It spans the Great Miami River and route 25A. In the second photo, a CXS freight train is captured on the bridge. Both photos were taken in the Summer of 2018.

This beautiful structure is call “The Big Four Bridge”. From the Shelby County Historical Society web site:

The massive project consumed 28,000 cubic yards of concrete and 900,000 pounds of steel. The embankment contains over 1,000,000 cubic yards of dirt. The September 1924 Shelby County Democrat article announcing the completion of the work proclaimed it a "stupendous piece of engineering work." In closing, the author reported it was considered a "monument to the engineering profession." The Big Four Bridge also serves as a monument to those men, whether identified or not, who died during its construction.

Read more: The Big Four Bridge .. it’s an interesting read.

~ Rick

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