Photo by Brian McKee September 4, 2009
BH Photo #146458
The email exchange mentioned the county was waiting for the water level to go down to complete bridge removal suggesting the water level has been high, but I didn't receive actual confirmation that the floods caused the collapse. Even if they did there are multiple potential causes for a collapse during a flood.
Nathan did a good photo documentation of this bridge for his website. When looking through his photos, I noticed that the abutments on this bridge were developing some serious cracks though I have certainly seen worse.
Was this area hit by flooding? I know they have had some rain back east. Regardless, this was a highly significant bridge and it's collapse represents a devastating loss.
Now, somebody is going to have an expensive environmental clean up.
Now that is just sad! It's bad enough we have mother nature and the various DOT's killing these off as it is but to have one just collapse is just wrong. Wonder what gave out to make the whole thing collapse like this.
Please, please don't let this happen to your bridge. There is nothing worse than finding a bridge in the water.
According to the info and photo supplied by the county, this bridge collapsed on the night of February 18, 2018.
Doug... Assuming you are aware of the costs associated with bridge ownership (construction costs, relocation costs, insurance, etc) I would contact Workin' Bridges contact Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com) because they made an inquiry to this bridge a while back for a potential project. Tom Barrett with Ohio DOT may be able to help too.
The first step would be to find the current owner. I would suspect that the County owns the bridge, but I am not familiar with the area, so I do not know for certain.
I am interested in buying this bridge, who would I contact about this?
This is a beautiful bridge. Is there any hope of it being saved?