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Bowsher Road Bridge

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Overview
Pony truss bridge over Little Ottawa River on TR 143 (Bowsher Road) in Fort Shawnee
Location
Allen County, Ohio
Status
Gone
History
Built 1918; rehabilitated 1980; Replaced in 2011
Design
Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 61.0 ft.
Total length: 65.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.67167, -84.16667   (decimal degrees)
40°40'18" N, 84°10'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/739481/4506170 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cridersville
Inventory numbers
ODOT 249815 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27201 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2006)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 22.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
550

Categories 

Allen County, Ohio (46)
Built 1918 (369)
Built during 1910s (7,359)
Lost (12,652)
Lost 2011 (300)
Lost during 2010s (1,014)
Ohio (2,543)
One-lane traffic (7,207)
Owned by county (17,086)
Pony truss (13,590)
Replaced by new bridge (8,478)
Skewed (4,218)
Span length 50-75 feet (7,552)
Structurally deficient (17,175)
Total length 50-75 feet (7,298)
Truss (25,521)
Warren pony truss (2,226)
Warren truss (4,542)

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2011: Updated by Brian McKee: Bridge has been replaced

Sources 

  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com