Rating:
4 votes

Beasley Fork Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Donald K. O'Brien in November 2006

BH Photo #166736

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Ohio Brush Creek on Beasley Fork Road (CR 1P)
Location
Adams County, Ohio
Status
Bridge has been replaced.
History
Built 1888; rehabilitated 1998: closed 2011; replaced 2013
Design
Pin-connected, 12-panel Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 195.9 ft.
Total length: 203.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.73864, -83.46963   (decimal degrees)
38°44'19" N, 83°28'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/285351/4290670 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Concord
Inventory numbers
ODOT 132012 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27177 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2009)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 31.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1999)
1,500

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2015: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Bridge has been replaced
  • January 24, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status
  • October 11, 2011: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • October 10, 2011: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Bridge has been closed.
  • July 4, 2010: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • May 31, 2010: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • April 1, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Mapped

Sources 

Comments 

Beasley Fork Road Bridge
Posted August 31, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

As replacements go its not bad (personally, I'm not a big fan), but did the road really need a load limit over 20 tons? The replacement seems like a lot of cost, in both history and dollars for the benefit achieved.

Regards,

Art S.

Beasley Fork Road Bridge
Posted August 30, 2014, by rick shelton (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Surprised there hasn't been an update here. I know it's pre-fab, and the desire would be to keep the original, but vs. a UCEB this is way cool.

Beasley Fork Road Bridge
Posted January 24, 2013, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)
Beasley Fork Road Bridge
Posted July 6, 2010, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Very impressive old bridge, but one gets the sense that it will be gone in the very near future. Adams County seems to have little use for bypassing old warriors like this one.

Beasley Fork Road Bridge
Posted January 22, 2007, by Donald K. O'Brien (dok97 [at] verizon [dot] com)

October 2006.