The Miami & Erie Canal Lift Bridge

The Miami & Erie Canal Lift Bridge (HMKBS)

Location: Middletown, OH 45044 Butler County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 30.963', W 84° 24.153'

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The lift bridge built in 1899 across the Miami & Erie Canal at Third Street (now Central Ave.), was the third bridge at this site since the canal began in 1825. An electric motor was used to raise the west portion of the floor of the bridge up the iron superstructure to allow canal boats to pass. The total cost was $8,450 and the lift bridge was recognized as one of the finest in the state. The bridge ws removed in 1914.

[Photo] Left, Spanish-American War troops from Company L, First Regiment Infantry, Ohio National Guard pass under the canal lift bridge in 1899.
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HM NumberHMKBS
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Placed ByCity of Middletown, the Middletown Historical Society, and Others
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 1:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 723289 N 4377267
Decimal Degrees39.51605000, -84.40255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 30.963', W 84° 24.153'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 30' 57.78" N, 84° 24' 9.18" W
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Area Code(s)513, 937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1825 Central Ave, Middletown OH 45044, US
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