Rating:
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Garden Hill Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Greg Hall

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BH Photo #131652

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Iron truss bridge over Middle Branch Shade River on Garden Hill Road (TR 77)
Location
Athens County, Ohio
Status
Closed to all traffic
Builders
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
- D.H. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 59.1 ft.
Total length: 63.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.20636, -81.97656   (decimal degrees)
39°12'23" N, 81°58'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/415683/4340131 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alfred
Elevation
693 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 1951)
100
Inventory numbers
ODOT 549622 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27283 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2009)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 10.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2010: Updated by Greg Hall: added GPS coordinates and elevation
  • October 23, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: builder
  • March 31, 2009: New photo from Don O'Brien

Sources 

  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com
  • Janis Ford
  • Don O'Brien - dok97 [at] frontier [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Garden Hill Road Bridge
Posted August 29, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This appears to be another very old Morrison built pony truss bridge.

Shade River TR 77 Bridge
Posted August 11, 2008, by Greg and Olivia Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

This road is also called Garden Hill Road (by sign and by my map). Road is closed due to bridge being closed, though it is only closed at the bridge. GPS N39 12.371, W81 58.617

Photo 1- Looking East

Photo 2- Looking West

Photo 3- Looking south/west

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