Long before I-670 and Oh 315 would skirt drivers by
at 60+ MPH through Columbus, even before Spring-Sandusky was thought
of as a traffic nightmare, the closest crossing to the junction
of the Olentangy and Scioto Rivers 800 ft upstream. That crossing
was for Dublin Ave.
Dublin Ave originally ran from
Dennison (later Neil) Ave at the Ohio Penenitenury west, over
the Olentangy River to Sandusky St. In fact, Spring St originally
curved up and intersected with Dublin Ave, west of Hocking St.
This situation lasted into the 1930s at least, till a new bridge
was built for Spring St.
Afterwards, Dublin Ave
deadended at the Olentangy next to the municipal power plant with
the following remains of the old bridge still standing after all
I should also note - I have no idea as to the exact
dates of the Dublin Ave bridge's opening and closing. Thus if
you have more info, and/or photos of the old bridge, I'd love
to hear about it (e-mail Sandor)
This would have been the east end of the crossing for
Two manhole covers (foreground and just to the right
of the tree limb in the back center) from Dublin Ave are left
behind on the west bank near the Olentangy Trail.
To add insult to injury towards the remnants of Dublin Ave,
the City of Columbus deleted Dublin Ave from it's list of streets
and renamed as an extension of Nationwide Blvd through the Arena
District. This occured in 1998 (give or take a year).
In spite of that however, there are plenty of old buildings
that still mark Dublin Ave as their address.
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