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Kensington Farm Bridge

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OH 05M 1

Photo taken by Chester Gehman in April 2018

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BH Photo #427844

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Description 

Abandoned at the side of Route 30, this little pony bridge has lost one of its trusses, probably carted away to the scrap dealer by some enterprising individual. Zenas King is the likely builder.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bowstring pony truss bridge over Sandy Creek on Abandoned farm access road
Location
Kensington, Columbiana County, Ohio
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74019, -80.95247   (decimal degrees)
40°44'25" N, 80°57'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/504013/4509917 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81567 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

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Columbiana County, Ohio (61)
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Update Log 

  • May 13, 2018: New Street View added by Chester Gehman

Sources 

  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Kensington Farm Bridge
Posted May 13, 2018, by Art S (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Chester,

Great find!

John,

I'd guess that the truss dates from the late 1860s to the late 1870s.

Regards,

Art S.

Kensington Farm Bridge
Posted May 13, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Chester, tremendous find! wonder if other side in a farm building near by.....

Kensington Farm Bridge
Posted May 13, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Wow! What a treat! Hopefully this one isnít too far gone to be restored. Anyone have any idea of the date for this tiny structure? I donít know a lot about bowstrings, but Iíve gotta imagine it dates to the 1880s or so

Kensington Farm Bridge
Posted May 13, 2018, by Brian Manville

Nice find, Chester! I would love to know what it looked like when it was built.