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Central Avenue Bridge (Older)

Photo 

Central Avenue circa 1908

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BH Photo #378568

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Olentangy River on Rt 37
Location
Delaware, Delaware County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1880's; Destroyed by flooding 1913
Design
Pinned, Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.30125, -83.06335   (decimal degrees)
40°18'04" N, 83°03'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/324643/4463236 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Delaware
Inventory number
BH 75586 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 12, 2017: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • February 11, 2017: Updated by Luke: Destroyed in the Flood of 1913
  • February 11, 2017: Added by Dana and Kay Klein

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Central Avenue Bridge (Older)
Posted February 12, 2017, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Tony,

I'm pretty sure its not a WIBCo. The plaque shape looks like a Smith or Toledo to me but the portal bracing looks like King. I just don't have the time research it right now (wish I did).

Regards,

Art S.

Central Avenue Bridge (Older)
Posted February 12, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Hard to tell for sure Art.

It has a couple unique features including what appear as Fish-belly floorbeams, but with what appear to be paired nuts at the points. Also the finials appear to be straight and solid in composition. The upper portal bracing features 4 rounded brackets that give an oval appearance, with a single X-brace and likely a date plaque in the center. I have seen those date plaques used by several firms, including King and WIBCo.

Central Avenue-Olentangy River Bridge (Old)
Posted February 11, 2017, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Smith or King?