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Woodside Road Bridge


Photo taken by Janis Ford May 2008


BH Photo #131870


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.


Abandoned Pony truss bridge over Sycamore Creek on Woodside Road (TR 103)
Crawford County, Ohio
Abandoned/Closed to all traffic
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Pin-connected, 4-panel, half-hip Pratt pony truss
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:
929 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2000)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 1743910 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27422 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.1 (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


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


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.