Bridges of Columbus in Black and White

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July 21st, 2011

The city of Columbus was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy Rivers. Like many Midwestern cities located on a riverfront, bridges are a central feature of the downtown skyline. Here are a number of the city’s bridges (new and old) in black and white. (9 photos)

lane avenue bridge at night
The Lane Avenue Bridge spans the Olentangy River on the campus of The Ohio State University. (Photo by: John Deerhake (flickr))
geese swim in the olentangy river under the lane avenue bridge
Geese swim in the Olentangy River under the Lane Avenue Bridge on the campus of The Ohio State University. (Photo by: Adam Schweigert/WOSU)
a cyclist rides on the Olentangy Trail under the fifth avenue bridge
A cyclist rides on the Olentangy Trail under a bridge and highway overpass at Fifth Avenue. (Photo by: Adam Schweigert/WOSU)
Spring Street crosses the Olentangy River at Confluence Park near downtown Columbus, Ohio
Spring Street crosses the Olentangy River at Confluence Park near downtown Columbus, Ohio (Photo by: Adam Schweigert/WOSU)
a railroad bridge crosses the olentangy river south of goodale street
A railroad bridge crosses the Olentangy River south of Goodale Street. (Photo by: Adam Schweigert/WOSU)
The Scioto River runs under a railroad trestle near Confluence Park in downtown Columbus, Ohio.
The Scioto River runs under a railroad bridge near North Bank Park in downtown Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by: S.P.Q.R. Photography (flickr))
two railroad bridges cross the frozen scioto river in downtown columbus
Two railroad bridges cross the frozen Scioto River near North Bank Park in downtown Columbus, Ohio in February 2007. (Photo by: Bob Fornal (flickr))
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A railroad trestle spans the Scioto River at night near the Broad Street Bridge in downtown Columbus on January 6, 2006. (Photo by: ItsGreg (flickr))
main street bridge over the scioto river in downtown columbus
The new Main Street Bridge spans the Scioto River in downtown Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by: Adam Schweigert/WOSU)

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