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Phelps Creek US 322 Bridge


Photo taken by Rob Trainor 2/4/07


BH Photo #216742

Street View 


Arch bridge over Phelps Creek on US 322
Ashtabula County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1993
Open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 96.1 ft.
Total length: 187.0 ft.
Deck width: 32.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.53500, -80.96333   (decimal degrees)
41°32'06" N, 80°57'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/503058/4598150 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 406120 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27264 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 95.6 (out of 100)
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Arch (12,824)
Ashtabula County, Ohio (122)
Built 1993 (73)
Built during 1990s (790)
Deck arch (12,046)
Have street view (30,155)
Ohio (4,952)
Open (41,353)
Open-spandrel arch (824)
Owned by state (16,743)
Skewed (5,097)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,784)
Total length 175-250 feet (4,655)
US 322 (6)

Update Log 

  • November 21, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein



Phelps Creek US 322 Bridge
Posted November 4, 2020, by Doug Law (lawd1968 [at] gmail [dot] com)

For a comparison, look at the Coolville bridge here: https://ohiomemory.org/digital/collection/p267401coll32/id/2...

Phelps Creek US 322 Bridge
Posted November 4, 2020, by Doug Law (lawd1968 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This picture is from the ODOT Photo Archive. This bridge was very similar to the 1930 Hocking River bridge at Coolville, Ohio with the same design beam spans, the main arch piers and railings. Differences were that Coolville’s bridge was an 8% grade and had two beam spans either side of the arch. This was a very beautiful bridge in its day. Too bad it wasn’t rebuilt to the original design.

Phelps Creek US 322 Bridge
Posted December 11, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The historic bridge inventory provides the details on this bridge's history. It is not technically a replacement, although most of the original material has been replaced. From the HBI:

The 3 span, 187'-long bridge has an open spandrel, reinforced-concrete arch main span built in 1932 flanked by prestressed concrete box beam side spans that replaced original T beam spans when the bridge was rehabilitated in 1993. The deck system was also replaced from the spandrel columns up, including replacement of the original railings with concrete barriers.

"The 1932 open-spandrel arch bridge was rehabilitated in 1993 with loss of all of the original fabric from the spandrel columns up. It is a later and altered example of its type/design with none of the architectural distinction or proportions of the most successful examples in the state. There are 25 open spandrel arch bridges dating from 1907 to 1957 in the inventory (Phase 1A, 2008).

The bridge is modern fabric from the spandrel columns up and the side spans as a result of a rehabilitation project in 1993.

Phelps Creek US 322 Bridge
Posted December 11, 2013, by Anonymous (jayhawk)

NBI data seems to show that this is an in-kind replacement of a 1932 arch bridge. If that is true, then this is a cool project! Too bad every arch doesn't get replaced with an arch. Only thing that is missing is an ornamental railing.