Rating:
10 votes

Lock One Park Morrison Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by James Baughn in July 2009

Enlarge

Request this photo

BH Photo #143192

Street Views 

Description 

The Blackhoof Street Bridge is a rare example of a bowstring bridge whose major components are of cast iron. The bridge is also an early example of the work of David H. Morrison, founder of the Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio, and one of the most important bridge engineers and manufacturers of the 19th century Ohio.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Miami and Erie Canal in New Bremen
Location
New Bremen, Auglaize County, Ohio
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1864 over Auglaize River at Blackhoof Street in Wapakoneta; relocated 1894 to Moulton Angle Road over Auglaize River; relocated 1984 to New Bremen
Builders
- D.H. & C.C. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio [also known as Columbia Bridge Works]
- David H. Morrison (Design)
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 57.0 ft.
Total length: 57.0 ft.
Also called
Blackhoof Street Bridge (Original name)
Moulton Angle Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.43551, -84.38077   (decimal degrees)
40°26'08" N, 84°22'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/722162/4479391 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Bremen
Inventory numbers
ODOT 638471 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27286 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 25, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added original locations
  • August 19, 2021: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • August 18, 2021: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • July 13, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: tweaked builder names
  • July 7, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added CBW as builders - that way all name derivatives/incarnations of the company's are captured when searching CBW
  • February 20, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • February 3, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 24, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "Park"
  • September 23, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • March 16, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Modified information
  • February 19, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • August 18, 2009: Corrected name to match current usage
  • July 22, 2009: New photos from James Baughn

Sources 

Comments 

Lock One Park Morrison Bridge
Posted August 19, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Paul,

You may discover that I kind of share your opinion... :^)

Regards,

Art S.

Lock One Park Morrison Bridge
Posted August 19, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Sure thing, Art! It was kind of strange seeing a bridge from 1864 with punched holes in the beams instead of lattice or v-lacing. Those Columbia bridges sure are unique and in some ways way ahead of their time.

Lock One Park Morrison Bridge
Posted August 18, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thanks for posting the pictures Paul!

Regards,

Art S.