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East Fork Paint Creek Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by J.P.

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BH Photo #219631

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over East Fork Paint Creek on Farm Road
Location
Fayette County, Ohio
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1904 by the Massillon Bridge Co. Relocated at some other time.
Builder
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
Design
Pinned Pratt Through Truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66241, -83.44244   (decimal degrees)
39°39'45" N, 83°26'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/290478/4393140 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Midway
Inventory number
BH 50041 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • October 7, 2014: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • November 5, 2011: Added by J.P.

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Comments 

East Fork Paint Creek Bridge
Posted October 7, 2014, by Nathan Holth

I added the Ohio Historic Bridge Inventory photos (taken in 2009) to this gallery to supplement the existing 2011 photos. The 2009 photos show that in the course of only two years the bridge appears to have gone from being used to being unused and overgrown. The inventory photos also have a close up of the plaque, which wasn't in the existing photos. To me, it looks like a "4" on the plaque rather than a "6" so the inventory date of 1906 seems wrong and I am changing it to 1904.

Also, it is listed here that this bridge was moved here. This was not mentioned in the inventory. Where did this data come from? The bridge is listed as an 80 foot span. Is it just me, or does it seem like the trusses are unusually deep for an 80 foot bridge? If it was moved, I wonder if it was shortened by a couple panels.