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White Oak Creek CR 21 Bridge


Photo taken by Don O'Brien in August 2007


BH Photo #130495



Through truss bridge over White Oak Creek on County Road 21
Brown County, Ohio
Built ca.1890. Likely relocated here in 1949.
Pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 148.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.91973, -83.92841   (decimal degrees)
38°55'11" N, 83°55'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/246113/4311947 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1951)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 833290 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27337 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 27.5 (out of 100)
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19th Century (6,828)
Brown County, Ohio (34)
Built during 1890s (2,720)
Lost (21,683)
Ohio (3,102)
One-lane traffic (7,531)
Owned by county (19,940)
Pratt through truss (4,935)
Pratt truss (8,630)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,209)
Structurally deficient (16,375)
Through truss (13,908)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,640)
Truss (31,047)

Update Log 

  • April 24, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added mention of presumed relocation in 1949.
  • April 24, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status as bridge has been replaced per forum post.
  • April 11, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Bridge was open when I visited on 4-11-10.
  • September 2, 2009: Updated by Brian McKee: Added GPS Coordinates
  • December 15, 2008: New photo from Don O'Brien



White Oak Creek CR 21 Bridge
Posted April 24, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The Historic Bridge Inventory in 2008 noted about this bridge: "County is planning to bypass with a new bridge on new alignment. Discussion is ongoing about whether to demolish or leave in place"

SHAME on this county for demolishing a bridge that was not in the way of its replacement!

White Oak Creek CR 21 Bridge
Posted April 24, 2012, by Anonymous

The bridge is now gone.

White Oak Creek CR 21 Bridge
Posted April 11, 2010, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Still open, but this is the most rickety bridge I've ever crossed. Covered bridges included.

White Oak Creek CR 21 Bridge
Posted January 21, 2010, by Anonymous

Still open to traffic