Rating:
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Mill Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in July 2008

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BH Photo #118046

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Greenville Creek on TR 385 in Gettysburg
Location
Darke County, Ohio
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Bridge preserved in place with road being closed to motor vehicles. Plans include a future trail connection.
History
Built 1881 by the Massillon Bridge Co.
Builder
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
Design
Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 131.9 ft.
Total length: 137.1 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Recognition
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)
200
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

Sources 

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

Comments 

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.

http://www.countynewsonline.org/news/2012/jan/engineer-repor...

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.