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Bunker Hill Bridge

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Description 

Historically known as the Bunker Hill Bridge, but often referred to as the Smith Road Bridge (although that road is now called Parks Road). The bridge is believed to have been originally built elsewhere and later moved to this location. Although the bridge is rather short apparently the creek is even smaller.The bridge may have been built as early as the late 1860's given that the plaque has both the Zenas King and Peter Freez (his original partner) names on it.

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss originally over Sycamore Creek in Crawford County, now relocated to the Ohio Historical Society
Location
Crawford County, Ohio
Status
Open to pedestrians only at the state historical complex in Columbus.
History
Built 1881; relocated 1987
Builders
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
- King Iron Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 43.5 ft.
Total length: 43.5 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Smith Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.92708, -83.03576   (decimal degrees)
40°55'37" N, 83°02'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/328596/4532657 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lykens
Inventory numbers
ODOT 1741500 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27421 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 6, 2016: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added info

Related Bridges 

  • Smith Road Bridge (Parts reused in) - I used the historic name (Bunker Hill Bridge) for the original sight entry.

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