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Beasley Fork Road - Ohio Brush Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Rick Shelton in August 2014

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BH Photo #514702

Facts 

Overview
Modern polygonal Warren through truss bridge over Ohio Brush Creek on Beasley Fork Road
Location
Adams County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 2013 by U.S. Bridge/Ohio Bridge Corp.
Builder
- U.S. Bridge/Ohio Bridge Corp. of Cambridge, Ohio
Design
Modern 10-panel polygonal Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 202.1 ft.
Total length: 208.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.73878, -83.47001   (decimal degrees)
38°44'20" N, 83°28'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/285318/4290686 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
250
Inventory numbers
ODOT 134002 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 95803 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 73 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 7, 2022: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • January 6, 2022: Added by Paul Plassman

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Sources 

  • Paul Plassman

Comments 

Beasley Fork Road - Ohio Brush Creek Bridge
Posted January 8, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Hey Paul,

The width wouldn't really matter, the old bridge was only one lane and the newbie replacement is really only one lane also.

But I am torn here anyway, I kind of like keeping a bridge in its original location---plus, in looking at what they did with the original here, eventually the 348 bridge would also meet its demise here, whereas it will hopefully be preserved in place for a long time at its original location.

Beasley Fork Road - Ohio Brush Creek Bridge
Posted January 8, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Definitely. Of course I'd prefer the original historic truss, but a semi-replica through truss is ten times better than a slab and twice as good even as a modern polygonal pony.

Like your idea about reusing the Highway 348 bridge though...as an ex-highway bridge it would have been perfect for a low-volume road like Beasley Fork. The county probably wouldn't have liked the one-lane width though unfortunately.

Beasley Fork Road - Ohio Brush Creek Bridge
Posted January 7, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Guys,

ANYTHING to me is better than the UCEB.

The original was really trashed from the '97 flood, I know they did a mild rehab on it, but it obviously didn't last long.

You know, for what would have been an interesting idea, the Ohio 348 Brush Creek Bridge is only about 17 feet longer...

Beasley Fork Road - Ohio Brush Creek Bridge
Posted January 7, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Love seeing a modern truss in new applications... Just not when it replaces an historic truss bridge on a low ADT count road.

I guess it could have been worse in that it could have been replaced with an "Ohio Specialty"... A froofy, fake looking covered bridge.

Beasley Fork Road - Ohio Brush Creek Bridge
Posted January 7, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Many thanks, Rick! I added in your photos to the new bridge page giving credit to you.

Interesting that they replaced a through truss with another through truss here. Replacing historic trusses with modern Ohio Bridge Corp. pony trusses seems to be a dime-a-dozen scenario in Ohio, but this is one of the first times I've seen them actually build a through truss to replace a through truss. Captures at least some of the aura of the old bridge in my opinion.

Beasley Fork Road - Ohio Brush Creek Bridge
Posted January 6, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Hey Paul,

I took the new Beasley Fork photos myself, you are always free to place them as you see fit.

Beasley Fork Road - Ohio Brush Creek Bridge
Posted January 6, 2022, by Paul Plassman

See predecessor bridge for some photos of the replacement bridge in the comments section.