King Avenue Bridge, Spanning Olentangy River, Columbus, Franklin County, OH
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Spanning Olentangy River, Columbus, OH
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER OH-112
Significance: As the first concrete arch bridge constructed along the lower Olentangy River and King Avenue Bridge served as a major cornerstone in the implementation of the 1903 "Master Plan" for Columbus. The King Avenue Bridge was the first riverfront structure to feature design elements prevalent in the City Beautiful Movement of the early 20th century. It is also an example of the work of Wilbur Watson, a noted bridge engineer.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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