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Callender Road Bridge


Rob Trainor


BH Photo #182496


Through truss bridge over Grand River on Callender Road (TH 550)
Ashtabula County, Ohio
In storage or disassembled
Future prospects
Available for reuse
Built 1913; replaced 2014 by modern truss
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
130', 8-panel, riveted Pratt through truss
2 56' through plate girder spans
27' steel stringer span
Length of largest span: 130.0 ft.
Total length: 253.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.63492, -80.89249   (decimal degrees)
41°38'06" N, 80°53'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/508954/4609249 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
East Trumbull
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 432954 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27238 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2013)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 14.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


8-panel truss (507)
Ashtabula County, Ohio (112)
Available for reuse (218)
Beam (16,868)
Built 1913 (901)
Built during 1910s (9,967)
Girder (11,159)
In storage (212)
Laced endposts (165)
Massillon Bridge Co. (156)
NR-eligible (4,106)
Non-Select (300)
Ohio (4,178)
One-lane traffic (7,830)
Owned by county (21,598)
Plate girder (8,714)
Pratt through truss (6,041)
Pratt truss (10,275)
Riveted (2,503)
Skewed (5,012)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,415)
Steel stringer (6,705)
Through girder (4,181)
Through truss (16,701)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,504)
Truss (35,367)

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Corrected main span length, added side span details, & added categories "8-panel truss", "Riveted"
  • November 19, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • December 10, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Laced endposts"
  • October 15, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: Updated GPS Coord


  • Eric Root - ejort [at] att [dot] net
  • Janis Ford
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Luke
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net


Callender Road Bridge
Posted October 13, 2016, by Janis Ford

Bridge was present 7/27/13. When I got there 2/22/14, the old bridge was gone & new bridge was being built.

Callender Road Bridge
Posted May 10, 2016, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

At the meeting about the Rte 8 bridge an ODOT representative said this bridge is disassembled and is in storage until a new home can be found for it.

Callender Road Bridge
Posted December 10, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I assume this bridge is gone. They posted a notice the bridge was closed for replacement in October 2013. There was, by the way, nothing wrong with this historic bridge. It could have and should have been preserved like the covered bridges in this county. Why wasn't it? Probably because it wasn't a covered bridge. Typical unfair treatment.