Blue Creek Road bridge
Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in July 2010
BH Photo #169170
A Statement of Significance
Written by Nathan Holth
This bridge is a rare American example of a plate girder bridge with a curved top chord. The design was far more common in Europe especially the United Kingdom. The Goole Railway Bridge in England is a great European example: http://www.historicbridges.org/inventoryearth/b_a_displaybri...
In the United States however, the design is rare. This particular bridge serves traffic on what appears to be a private drive. It seems likely that the bridge is a relocated railroad bridge.
- Pony/through plate girder bridge on Blue Creek Road
- Adams County, Ohio
- Open to traffic
- This bridge may be a relocated railroad bridge.
- Curved Chord Through Metal Plate Girder
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.78237, -83.32227 (decimal degrees)
38°46'57" N, 83°19'20" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/298283/4295187 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Blue Creek
- Inventory number
- BH 45582 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- March 16, 2011: Essay added by Nathan Holth
- July 5, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added stream