Scioto River Historical Marker

Scioto River Historical Marker (HML0H)

Location: Columbus, OH 43215 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.7', W 83° 0.392'

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On this site, the Scioto River has been spanned by at least six bridges, all of which have been important to the growth of Columbus, Ohio's state capital.

1816 · A wooden toll bridge was built by Franklinton developer Lucas Sullivant.

1826 · A second wooden toll bridge was built to replace the original. Constructed by Sullivant's son, William Starling Sullivant, this bridge was swept away in "the great flood of 1832."

1834 · The U.S. Government built the first toll-free bridge, a two-span wooden covered bridge, which was larger and stronger than previous structures.

1883 · A two-span, steel truss design bridge replaced the wooden structure, until it was severely damaged during the 1913 flood.

1921 · A seven-span concrete arch bridge was constructed. Carrying six traffic lanes and two pedestrian walkways, the bridge stood until 1990.

1992 · The Discovery Bridge, dedicated during the quincentennial year of Christopher Columbus' voyage to the New World, is a five-span, post tensioned reinforced concrete bridge. The bridge carries six lanes of traffic and two sidewalks. It will serve the citizens of Columbus into the future.
HM NumberHML0H
Placed ByFederal Highway Administration, Ohio State Historical Preservation Office, and Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 328620 N 4425430
Decimal Degrees39.96166667, -83.00653333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.7', W 83° 0.392'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 42.00" N, 83° 0' 23.52" W
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Area Code(s)614, 513
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 109 Lower Scioto Greenway (Olentangy/Scioto Greenways), Columbus OH 43215, US
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