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WHTaft Traffic Cam - OU04A2

 William Howard Taft Rd over I-71 Traffic Cam

Hidden by  TwistyNye

N 39° 07.676' W 84° 29.809' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Ohio
 Cache Type: Webcam
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Time: 15:00 h   Distance to Travel: 0.15 mi
 Date Hidden: 30 May 2012
 Date Created: 30 May 2012
 Last Modified: 01 June 2012
 Waypoint: OU04A2
 Also Listed On: GPSgames.org

 


{{found}} 1 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
{{comment}} 1 Comments
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If you've started geocaching after 2005 as I have, then you likely feel you missed the boat on caches that used to be mainstream... like webcams.  Here in Cincinnati, there used to be a webcam cache on Fountain Square, but now the nearest "grandfathered" webcams are Louisville KY and Toledo, OH.  So I'm very grateful that OpenCaching.US has opened up the game.

This is a Traffic Cam.  It helps to double check that the camera is tracking today's date and time.  These have been known to fail from time to time, and I don't want anyone to make an unneccessary trip if a quick test had shown it was temporarily down. (It always helps to get one's ducks in a row.)

I just finished testing this myself, and am jazzed to see it working.

Better Pose!

TIPS:
You cannot park on William Howard Taft Road, and it is a one way street heading westbound.  But good news: it has good sidewalks both north and south.  Parking can be found either to the west around Reading Road by the White Castle's, or to the east along May Street.  (Both seem equal choices, and I found May Street to have ample space upon my visit.)

You can find the webcam moving image here: http://www.artimis.org/camera/cam86page.html
or you can use the direct still image here: http://cmhimg01.dot.state.oh.us/images/artimis/CCTV086.jpg

Most use the traditional means of phoning a partner to save the image.  I completed this one by myself using an Android smartphone/tablet.  Remember to face north toward the camera and smile!

Happy trails, fellow cachers!

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1 21 April 2018 TommyGator Found it

Although this has been published for six years, I'm FTF!  I could have been FTF several years ago, as we pass under this bridge often, but usually on our way somewhere else with no time to stop.  That all changed today, as we had a dinner engagement in the Mt Adams neighborhood just a short distance from here.  Took that opportunity to stop, parked at the White Castle, and took the short stroll over to the GZ.

Note for future finders:  The website for the Ohio DOT webcams has changed to

http://www.ohgo.com/Dashboard/cincinnati

You can also use the Android OHGO app, available from the Play Store

The webcam resolution was poor, but that is me on the bridge (I added an arrow for reference).  For additional confirmation, I also posted a picture of my GPS while I was standing on the bridge and facing in the direction that the webcam looks.

 

Glad to finally have this one complete----Many thanks!

Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
The Taft Rd Webcam Screenshot
The Taft Rd Webcam Screenshot
From the bridge looking south
From the bridge looking south

3 27 June 2012 Mr.Yuck Comment

Sorry, didn't have time to look for this on the way to and from Newport, Kentucky while staying in Dayton, and it was dark on the way back. Hopefully I'll get to it some day. FTF still available!!