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Yankee Street Covered Bridge 35-21-06x

Photos 

Last Days of the Yankee Street bridge

Head on view of the Yankee Street Covered Bridge

Photo taken by Dave Grube

View this photo at delawareohio.pastperfect-online.com

BH Photo #274270

Map 

Description 

Built by David T. Sherman, father of Everett S. Sherman who built the remaining Childs truss bridges in Ohio.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Big Walnut Creek on Sunbury Road
Location
Delaware County, Ohio
Status
Collapsed
History
Built 1859; collapsed 1953 by a truck carrying coal
Builder
- David T. Sherman
Design
Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Total length: 204.0 ft.
Also called
Williams Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.18326, -82.87538   (decimal degrees)
40°10'60" N, 82°52'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/340341/4449783 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Galena
Inventory numbers
WGCB 35-21-06x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 59680 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,448)
Built 1859 (18)
Built during 1850s (353)
Burr arch-truss (292)
Collapsed (201)
Covered (1,396)
David T. Sherman (3)
Delaware County, Ohio (52)
Lost (19,922)
Lost 1953 (29)
Lost during 1950s (422)
Ohio (2,977)
Owned by county (19,087)
Through truss (13,228)
Total length 175-250 feet (3,902)
Truss (29,967)

Update Log 

  • February 12, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder
  • February 12, 2014: Added by Sandor Gulyas

Sources 

Comments 

Yankee Street Covered Bridge 35-21-06x
Posted June 6, 2014, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Based on Photo #4 from just before the collapse in 1953, the bridge was in poor condition, and was already sagging. No wonder a coal truck did it in.