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Worthington Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken For Ohio Historic Bridge Inventory in April 2009

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BH Photo #200460

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Lytle Creek on 4C Bicentennial Bike Trail (Tri-County Greenbelt)
Location
Wilmington, Clinton County, Ohio
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built ca. 1875-80 on Worthington Road over Wilson Creek. Trusses salvaged and placed on modern bridge on trail in 2007.
Builder
- Champion Bridge Co. of Wilmington, Ohio
Design
Historic bowstring pony trusses attached to a load-bearing modern pre-stressed box beam superstructure.
Dimensions
Span length: 35.0 ft.
Total length: 35.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.43711, -83.82162   (decimal degrees)
39°26'14" N, 83°49'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/257162/4369084 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilmington
Inventory numbers
ODOT 14XXXX1 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 48867 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2011: Added by Nathan Holth

Sources 

  • Nathan Holth
  • Wayne Grodkiewicz - WGrodkiewi [at] aol [dot] com

Comments 

Worthington Road Bridge
Posted June 6, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I now know of 3 of the Champion bowstrings that exist today, all in Ohio. They are all very short spans and I wonder if this style was ever tried for any longer through truss spans.

Worthington Road Bridge
Posted June 6, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bowstring is no hallucination, but unfortunately, neither is the ugly pre-stressed box beams you see supporting it either.