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OH193 Ashtabula River Bridge


New bridge?

This is the bridge at the listed coordinates

Photo taken by Janis Ford in July 2013


BH Photo #261448

Street View 


Arch bridge over Ashtabula River on OH 193
Ashtabula County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1931 by C.P. Smith and D.H. Overman
Closed-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 116.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.84667, -80.66500   (decimal degrees)
41°50'48" N, 80°39'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/527810/4632806 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 405760 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27230 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (12,728)
Ashtabula County, Ohio (117)
Ashtabula River (23)
Built 1931 (981)
Built during 1930s (12,247)
Closed-spandrel arch (4,289)
Deck arch (11,955)
Have street view (29,890)
Ohio (4,666)
Open (41,202)
Owned by state (16,648)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,618)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,512)

Update Log 

  • August 26, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Replaced street view as original seemed broken
  • July 31, 2013: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • July 30, 2013: New Street View added by Dave King
  • July 30, 2013: New photo from Janis Ford



Ashtabula River OH 193 Bridge
Posted July 31, 2013, by Russell Blackburn

I think it is same bridge.I remember reading in the star beacon(local newspaper for Ashtabula county)that the Rt193 bridge over Ashtabula river would be closed for repair this past summer.

Ashtabula River OH 193 Bridge
Posted July 31, 2013, by jayhawk

It has to be the same bridge, but it could use some further investigation. It looks like the railings were repaired and painted white.

You can see the arch in 2012 imagery and there's no way a 24' wide two lane bridge could be built today.

Ashtabula River OH 193 Bridge
Posted July 31, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


I looked up the Historic Bridge Inventory listing for this bridge. The photos show an arch bridge with New Jersey barriers. I posted the photos in the gallery for reference. So the arch bridge might look modern from on top. Additionally, your photo also shows a bridge with New Jersey Barriers... and most notably your photos show a bridge with no shoulder. If the bridge had been replaced, I would expect to see a shoulder almost as wide as the traffic lanes. So my guess is this is still an arch bridge, but it was probably hard to see due to the foliage plus the New Jersey barriers may cantilever out slightly making it harder to see the arch. This is what I would call a "winter bridge" since it requires a winter bridge to easily photo.

Ashtabula River OH 193 Bridge
Posted July 30, 2013, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

Too much foliage to see the bridge very well, but the bridge looks new to me. I can't be sure there was no arch present, but from what I could see, I don't think there is.