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Mill Road Bridge


Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in July 2008


BH Photo #118046


Through truss bridge over Greenville Creek on TR 385 in Gettysburg
Darke County, Ohio
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Bridge preserved in place with road being closed to motor vehicles. Plans include a future trail connection.
Built 1881 by the Massillon Bridge Co.
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
Whipple through truss
Length of largest span: 131.9 ft.
Total length: 137.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.10820, -84.50025   (decimal degrees)
40°06'30" N, 84°30'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/713052/4442761 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Greenville East
Average daily traffic (as of 1951)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 1945696 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27495 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 28.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • February 11, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • July 23, 2008: New photos from Anthony Dillon


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Janis Ford


Mill Road Bridge
Posted February 10, 2021, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] HistoryInYourOwnBackyard [dot] com)

Here's a link to a video I recently did on the bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5k6P7CHupk

Mill Road Bridge
Posted March 30, 2020, by STEVEN HUELSKAMP (stevendhuelskamp [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here are some pics from today

Mill Road Bridge
Posted May 21, 2012, by Sherman Cahal (shermancahal [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yep, was right. It will be reopened to pedestrians and cyclists.


Mill Road Bridge
Posted May 21, 2012, by Sherman Cahal (shermancahal [at] gmail [dot] com)

The Mill Road Bridge has been rehabilitated, but subsequently closed to traffic. It it is connected to a bike path that leads into downtown Gettysburg, and from there, a rail-to-trail that currently leads eastward. A trail extension to the west, on the old PRR, will provide connectivity to other systems.

But until that trail is completed, a bike route is signed along Bridge Street via a two-lane route and on some other back roads. Mill Road would be a reroute of that.

For some reason, they put up barricades so that it takes some effort to climb over and get onto the bridge. It's open to pedestrians (and I presume cyclists), but it's just easier to take Bridge Street.