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Ety Road Bridge (1984)


Ety Road Bridge

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt in July 2015


BH Photo #341866


This bridge is a modern welded pony truss, so the build date of 1908 in the National Bridge Inventory is not accurate. Likely this bridge dates from the "rehabilitation" date of 1984 given by the NBI.


Polygonal Warren pony truss bridge over Hocking River on Ety Road
Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Likely built in 1984
- U.S. Bridge/Ohio Bridge Corp. of Cambridge, Ohio
Polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Length of largest span: 77.1 ft.
Total length: 78.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.73232, -82.63964   (decimal degrees)
39°43'56" N, 82°38'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/359492/4399332 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 2330687 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 70101 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 57.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 18, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Fixed truss type and added build date and note in description; also added NBI data
  • November 21, 2015: Added by Jack Schmidt

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Ety Road Bridge
Posted September 18, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

The NBI does make it hard because it doesn't seem to understand the difference between rehabbed and replaced most of the time

Ety Road Bridge (1984)
Posted September 18, 2022, by Paul Plassman


I believe this page is meant to be for the modern Warren pony in the photos, while the other page is for the old 1908 truss that preceded this one. This is a welded polygonal truss so it is certainly not 1908, and most likely is from the NBI rehab date of 1984.

I tweaked some of the information on each page to reflect this. It can get kind of confusing when the NBI cites a bridge as being rehabbed instead of replaced - which in cases like this usually means the substructure was reused but the superstructure was entirely replaced.

Ety Road Bridge
Posted September 18, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

Or at the very east, the pictures should be moved to the appropriate page with the Warren pony.

Ety Road Bridge
Posted September 18, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

I think this might be a duplicate of http://bridgehunter.com/oh/fairfield/2330687/