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Jamison Covered Bridge

Photos 

Portal view September 29, 1951

H. M. MacKenzie

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BH Photo #443963

Description 

CR3 - 3 miles southeast of Georgetown. 16-panel Long with arches

Facts 

Overview
Lost Long through truss bridge over Straight Creek
Location
Brown County, Ohio
Status
Destroyed by fire
History
Built in 1872 by F.F. Stineman. Lost to arson on October 1 1968
Builder
- F.F. Stineman
Design
Long through truss with arches
Dimensions
Span length: 104.0 ft.
Total length: 104.0 ft.
Also called
Straight Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.83070, -83.84580   (decimal degrees)
38°49'51" N, 83°50'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/252969/4301837 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84518 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,336)
Brown County, Ohio (44)
Built 1872 (122)
Built during 1870s (1,259)
Covered (1,918)
Destroyed by fire (234)
F.F. Stineman (1)
Long truss (41)
Lost (28,414)
Lost 1968 (107)
Lost during 1960s (923)
Ohio (4,179)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,553)
Through truss (16,737)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,371)
Truss (35,407)

Update Log 

  • February 21, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed name
  • February 21, 2019: New photos from James Back

Sources 

Comments 

Jamison Covered Bridge
Posted February 18, 2022, by Paul Plassman

I deleted the link showing the Straight Creek Bridge as a successor to this one because as Rick's photos show, this bridge was not replaced, and the predecessor to the Straight Creek Bridge was a 1934 steel truss.

Jamison Covered Bridge
Posted December 21, 2021, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here are the pics I was unable to upload before. If you follow the map for this bridge, this is what you will find, not a replacement bridge. The site is quite grown in even this time of year and the east abutment is in a state of collapse.

Jamison Covered Bridge
Posted December 8, 2021, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I went to visit this site today and there were the abutments right where I left them about 25 years ago. I'm not sure why this bridge is associated with the Straight Creek Bridge, but they are not in the same location, as you can see by their individual maps. This bridge was never replaced, and the pre-1999 bridge at Straight Creek was a Whipple or similar truss that was there long before the late '60s.

I have attempted to upload some photos of the abutments, but for whatever reason they are not processing.