Ohio Roads - OH 264/US 50
and US 50/OH 264
Enjoy these shields of different ages, shapes, and sizes. I'm partial to the 2-digit width ones myself.
OH 264 WB follows State Ave. as it leaves US 50 and bounces off of Warsaw Ave. at the end of the Waldvogel Viaduct, with the old curve sign as it winds uphill on Glenway Ave. from there. This is a more recent development, by which I mean 20th-century, because originally there was no Elberon Ave. or Warsaw Ave. extension reaching this point, and certainly no Waldvogel Viaduct (until 1940). Mt. Hope Ave. and the now mostly defunct Maryland Ave. served their purposes.
OH 264 EB coming down State Ave. and joining its final concurrency (after having begun at US 50 in the first place). If you're wondering what the shield once looked like in the first photo, see the second photo. If you're wondering what the old version of the US 50 sign looked like behind the new sign, I can't help you.
US 50/OH 264 EB on the 6th St. Expressway. The 2nd/3rd and 4th/5th photos are left/right pairs on the same respective gantries.
EB under the Cincinnati Southern Bridge, an 1877 rail span into Kentucky.
Looking north, these foundations belong to two different rail spurs, the first just crossing OH 264/US 50 just east of the Cincinnati Southern Bridge, the second just west of Freeman Ave.
Starting off WB on the 6th St. Expressway from the US 50 merge that comes in from I-71/75. I finally got much closer photos of the button copy, but to see what's been covered in the last two photos, click on either for the old version.
I did it again. Another construction photo, so click on either for the old version.
The second photo is down the Linn St. exit ramp. By the time I get past the Cincy Southern Bridge to the Elberon/Warsaw Ave. exit, I'm no longer on the expressway. What happened? For a short distance west of the end of Mehring Way, US 50/OH 264 were constructed over the original beginning of the Waldvogel Viaduct. That's what you see in the last photo, where the highways drop down in the median and disappear along River Rd. while the unnumbered viaduct winds on into the background, ending at the hillside with Maryland Avenue houses in the background.
Let's close the page with something you can't normally see, reconstruction of the west end of the Waldvogel Viaduct. These photos progress west on US 50/OH 264 on the bottom level of the interchange. Only the future Elberon Ave. EB ramp is open (2nd photo), temporarily carrying both directions of that road. The other ramps are flyovers and thus all closed, as was the OH 264 State St. connection, forcing a detour west and north on local streets.
Onto US 50 alone
Onto the Waldvogel Viaduct
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