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Laymon Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by J.P.

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BH Photo #219867

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Relocated bowstring pony truss bridge originally over TR 272 (Laymon Rd.)
Location
Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio
Status
Preserved in Denver Williams Park, Wilmington, Ohio
History
Built 1871 by the Massillon Bridge Co.
Builders
- Joseph Davenport (Design)
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio (Fabrication)
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.44393, -83.80776   (decimal degrees)
39°26'38" N, 83°48'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/258378/4369805 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilmington
Inventory numbers
ODOT 1448110 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27378 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 6, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • November 6, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • January 31, 2011: New photos from Eric Root
  • January 3, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Bridge moved to Denver Williams Park in Wilmington.
  • August 17, 2009: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Bridge moved to a park trail
  • March 16, 2009: Updated by Joshua Collins: added road name

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • HAER OH-101 - Laymon Road Bridge, J. W. Denver Williams Park, Wilmington, Clinton, OH
  • Eric Root - ejort [at] att [dot] net
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Wayne Grodkiewicz - WGrodkiewi [at] aol [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

TR 272 (Laymon Rd.) Bridge
Posted August 5, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I love to see a historic bridge moved to a park rather that being scrapped, but why oh why do they narrow them! Let's leave them the width they were built at and let the trail widen out into them. Then not only can people walking, jogging and riding bikes use them.....but people can stand on them and enjoy the view at the same time!