I-275 Caroll C. Cropper Bridge

The Carroll C. Cropper Bridge is located 20 miles downstreamfrom Cincinnati, a few hundred feet across the Ohio-Indiana border in anundeveloped marshy area. Built in 1977, the 4 lane tied-arch cantileverspan provides the western Ohio River crossing for the I-275 circle expressway. The AndersonFerry  is located 10 miles to the east, and there is not anotherriver crossing to the west for about 40 miles, at the Markland Dam.  With no signs at the border, most people are unaware that the bridge actuallyconnects Kentucky and Indiana. Even fewer know its name, or that the bridgeeven has a name. Like the I-275  Combs-HehlBridge, there is little remarkable about this bridge. And since thereare no public roads within a mile of either side of this bridge, and thereis no pedestrian walk, it is more trouble than it's worth to get good photosof it.  The photo at top was taken from the top deck of the ArgosyCasino parking garage, and is literally as close as one can get to thebridge without blazing a trail through the marsh.

A summer 2001 view of the Cropper Bridge looking east, with Indianaat the bottom left, Ohio to the
top left, and Kentucky to the right.    (LarryStulz photo)

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