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Ashtabula Bridge

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Overview
Movable through truss bridge over Ashtabula River on West Fifth Street (OH 531) in Ashtabula
Location
Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1925 by the Fort Pitt Bridge Works; rehabilitated 1986
Builders
- Fort Pitt Bridge Works of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Steel Fabricator)
- Kelly-Atkinson Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Superstructure)
- Thomas Ellis Brown (Patent Engineer/Design)
Design
Pratt through truss "Brown" type bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 160.1 ft.
Total length: 223.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 23, 1985
Also called
OH531 Ashtabula River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.90000, -80.79833   (decimal degrees)
41°53'60" N, 80°47'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/516727/4638693 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ashtabula North
Inventory numbers
ODOT 406635 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
NRHP 85001801 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 27231 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 58.4 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
6,460

Update Log 

  • May 9, 2016: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • December 6, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 19, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 31, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 9, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
  • September 12, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • May 8, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Not associated with Strauss... this is a rare Brown type bascule.
  • November 16, 2010: New photos from Eric Root

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