Rating:
2 votes

Woodside Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Janis Ford

Enlarge

BH Photo #131870

Map 

Description 

The distinctive combination plaque/finial that once were located at the four corners of the truss have been lost/broken or stolen, but old inventory photos show one intact. These details, along with the looped detail at the ends of the railings indicate this is a product of the Canton Bridge Company.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pony truss bridge over Sycamore Creek on Woodside Road (TR 103)
Location
Crawford County, Ohio
Status
Abandoned/Closed to all traffic
Builder
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pin-connected, 4-panel, half-hip Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 52.2 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.93560, -83.07440   (decimal degrees)
40°56'08" N, 83°04'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/325364/4533679 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lykens
Elevation
929 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
100
Inventory numbers
ODOT 1743910 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27422 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 25, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builder, inventory photos, photos of plaque before it was lost.
  • April 2, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: changed TR 193 to TR 103 per google maps
  • May 18, 2009: New photos from Brian McKee
  • May 25, 2008: Updated by Max Johnson
  • May 19, 2008: Updated by David B. Haun: Corrected overview, Status. Staus description

Sources 

  • David B. Haun
  • Janis Ford
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

Woodside Road Bridge
Posted June 25, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

See photo #13 for a poor quality photo showing the combination plaque/finials that once adorned this bridge.

Canton Bridge Company was reportedly started in 1892, so this bridge has to date to after that. My guess is its somewhere in the 1892-1900 range.