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Fosnaugh Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken July 1986 by Louise Taft Cawood for the Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #108187

Map 

Description 

August Borneman patented this type of bridge in 1879.

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Scippo Creek on Fosnaugh Road (TR 128) south of Stoutsville
Location
Fairfield County, Ohio
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1891 by the Hocking Valley Bridge Works
Builder
- Hocking Valley Bridge Works of Lancaster, Ohio
Design
Rare example of a Borneman patent low suspension truss. The verticals and webbing are suspended from the top chord, which in turn sits on the built-up substructures.
Dimensions
Span length: 52.0 ft.
Total length: 52.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.59015, -82.82769   (decimal degrees)
39°35'25" N, 82°49'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/343055/4383865 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Stoutsville
Inventory number
BH 27535 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 9, 2005: Posted new photos

Related Bridges 

  • Butler Bridge (Same design) - Borneman's 1879 Patent Low Suspension Bridge.

Sources 

Comments 

Fosnaugh Bridge
Posted May 31, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This may have been the last remaining example of August Borneman's 1879 patented low suspended truss. Unfortunately the HAER documentation incorrectly identifies it as a "Truss Leg Bridge".

However, In the HAER documentation for the Butler Bridge, Borneman's patent is mentioned as a possible source.

http://bridgehunter.com/ma/berkshire/butler/