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Hocking River OH 144 Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Greg Hall

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BH Photo #131657

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost open-spandrel arch bridge over Hocking River on OH 144 in Coolville
Location
Athens County, Ohio
Status
destroyed
History
Built 1930 by D.M. Overman and C.P. Smith; demolished 2006
Builders
- C.P. Smith
- D.H. Overman
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 153.9 ft.
Total length: 345.2 ft.
Deck width: 26.6 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Coolville Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.22500, -81.79167   (decimal degrees)
39°13'30" N, 81°47'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/431665/4342044 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coolville
Inventory numbers
ODOT 503126 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27279 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (11,807)
Athens County, Ohio (22)
Built 1930 (1,694)
Built during 1930s (11,436)
C.P. Smith (3)
D.H. Overman (5)
Deck arch (11,052)
Lost (23,424)
Lost 2006 (346)
Lost during 2000s (4,088)
NR-eligible (4,025)
Ohio (3,281)
Open-spandrel arch (729)
Owned by state (15,525)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,140)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,074)
US 50 (96)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2019: New photos from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Hocking River OH 144 Bridge - Coolville
Posted March 22, 2020, by Douglas Law (lawdmnm [at] yahoo [dot] com)
Hocking River OH 144 Bridge
Posted October 26, 2019, by Doug Law (lawd1968 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Picture from a 1933 Ohio Highway Guide book.

Hocking River OH 144 Bridge
Posted September 4, 2013, by Ryan Saylor (galaxy25172 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have an old picture of the bridge somewhere after the bridge was closed and before it was demolished.

Hocking River OH 144 Bridge
Posted September 20, 2008, by Don O'Brien (dok97 [at] verizon [dot] net)

The postmistress in Coolville told me, a few days ago, that this bridge has been gone for at least three years. Another person told me she didn't even remember it. I checked ths site from both sides of the river and find nothing remains.

DKO

Hocking River OH 144 Bridge
Posted January 25, 2007, by Michael J. Hunter (michaelhunter [at] muchomail [dot] com)

The bridge was demolished in 2006 and is being replaced by a new structure downstream.