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Blue Creek Road bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger in July 2010

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BH Photo #169170

Map 

Street View 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Pony/through plate girder bridge on Blue Creek Road
Location
Adams County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
This bridge may be a relocated railroad bridge.
Design
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)

Categories 

Adams County, Ohio (35)
Girder (7,958)
Have street view (22,091)
Ohio (2,919)
Open (36,590)
Owned privately (1,286)
Plate girder (6,128)
Railroad (13,093)
Relocated (639)
Through girder (2,947)

Update Log 

  • March 16, 2011: Essay added by Nathan Holth
  • July 5, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added stream

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