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Posted May 23, 2019, by Anonymous

Washington Ave. Bridge, Elyria,OH

Posted May 20, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I hope I am not posting a duplicate page, but I couldn't find a listing for this lost bridge. I wanted to share this article about the west approach of the bridge being used as a foundation of a building. https://www.crainscleveland.com/real-estate/tenant-firm-exec...

Posted May 18, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Ninth Street not fourth?

Posted May 17, 2019, by STEVEN HUELSKAMP (stevendhuelskamp [at] gmail [dot] com)

Bridge is actually over CSX Railroad. While closed to vehicular traffic, bridge is open for pedestrian use. Popular photography spot for railfans.

Posted May 14, 2019, by Anonymous

"Bridge over black river,Elyria,Ohio"

Posted April 20, 2019, by Rick VanLandingham (shootingsurvivor [at] yahoo [dot] com)

A public meeting is set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday regarding the planned replacement of the Marengo Street Bridge over the ravine to Delaware Creek in South Toledo. The meeting at Holy Trinity Church, 1825 Glendale Ave., will include representatives from the city, Ohio ...

Posted April 20, 2019, by John Liske (toonervillejohn [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Photo taken in 2013 of West Bayou Bridge (Closed Spandrel Arch) on State Route 105 between Union Cemetery and Village of Oak Harbor, Ohio - Ottawa County, Ohio -- Photo is looking north.

Posted April 20, 2019, by John Liske (toonervillejohn [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Attached is a photo of Toledo, Port Clinton & Lakeside (TPC&L) trestle over the Little Portage River in Ottawa County, Ohio. There was never an actual iron bridge but just a trestle originally some 1200 feet long. Unsure if some of it was filled in later, but part of the trestle had to remain to allow water to flow. The Little Portage did not see ship movements so a swing bridge was not required. The tresle was built in 1904 and thought to have been removed when this part of the line was scrapped and/or removed in 1946. Photo supplied by the Ottawa County Museum. Information from "The Toledo, Port Clinton & Lakeside Railway" by George Hilton as Bulletin #42 of the "Electric Railway Historical Society" 1964.

Posted April 11, 2019, by Bryce Migliore (brycemigliore454 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Echo Dell Road Bridge w/ Little Beaver Creek at about 6ft high on according to a ruler on one of the bridge supports. Taken on April 16, 2018.

Posted April 10, 2019, by Bryce (brycemigliore454 [at] gmail [dot] com)

There is a USGS river gauge adjacent to the bridge.

Posted April 9, 2019, by Calvin Sneed (us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Well it's not a flame war.

In fact, it's very simple.

CSX is the name of the railroad division.

CSXT is the name of the company owned by the CSX Corporation, along with the CSX Railroad itself.

The difference is that CSXT is the intermodal business, 35 intermodal terminals, transfer yards at ports of entry, flat yards, hump yards, and any leases to other railroads for trackage rights.

The railroad division does not include management of those entities.. they are divisions of CSXT, which all come under the CSX Corporation.

The source for this information can be found here: https://www.csx.com/index.cfm/about-us/company-overview/orga...

Posted March 29, 2019, by David Case

It was always hard to get a side shot of this bridge because there was fenced in pasture on all sides of it. Its demise was arson, like so many other bridges in Columbiana County.

Posted March 28, 2019, by Brendan Edward Delay (brendandelay [at] ameritech [dot] net)

For what reason was it torn out? A truck top hit it? What happened to the cut stone?

Posted March 24, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Akron Cleveland Road turns into State Road in Cuyahoga Falls, and the given map location is the only place where the road crosses Mud Brook.

Cross-check that with the records, and...this one was replaced in 2005.

Posted March 24, 2019, by Mark Rhodes (rhodes_mark [at] comcast [dot] net)

March 24, 2019

This bridge is open and passable on a dead end easement to a single house on the north side of the river. This was a through road to Williams County Road Q about 1/2 mile north.

It appears the bridge was built prior to 1914 according to the USGS map of the Pioneer quadrangular section. By 1944 (USGS), the road shows decommisioned and dead-ended on the north side of the bridge.

I'll attempt to upload photos at a later date; tried to photograph today but a huge dog running loose changed my mind.

Posted March 22, 2019, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is in danger. The assault on our historic bridges in this area is relentless. It has really broken my spirit to see all these beautiful graceful bridges be replaced by plain mundane UCEBs.

Posted March 17, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Any updates on status?

Posted March 7, 2019, by Gordon Webster (gordon67 [at] compuserve [dot] com)

This bridge is still in service and is maintained by Adient (formerly Johnson Controls) in Greenfield, OH.

Posted March 5, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

Looking closely I can see the bolted connections where the three pieces were assembled on site.

I wonder if this is a possible location for the lost double bowstring currently believed to have been on the other crossing nearby.

Posted March 4, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Modern welded pony replaced an historic one... Happens way too often in Ohio!

Posted March 4, 2019, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

NBI claims a 1997 build date. Earlier editions show a 1913 bridge with a 1979 rehab date.

Posted March 4, 2019, by Bob Hobbs (bhobbs [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It could be, it's obviously a Whipple design bowstring.

WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING!?

Posted March 4, 2019, by JIM STEWART (JAMESEMSTEWART57 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

COMPARE TO RODRICK BRIDGE NOW AT NEWARK, OH (FORMERLY AT

COSHOCTON, OH). ALTHOUGH CONTRADICTORY COMMENT SAYS

COSHOCTON IRONWORKS BUILT ONLY ONE BRIDGE, IT SURE LOOKS

LIKE IT DID THIS ONE TOO. NOTE THE TOP LATERALS ARE ALIKE

IN BOTH BRIDGES. SQUIRE WHIPPLE'S NEPHEW, JAMES SHIPMAN,

WAS THE OPERATOR OF COSHOCTON IRONWORKS.

Posted March 3, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Great new pic!

My guess is Wrought Iron Bridge Co., primarily based on the arch design.

Regards,

Art S.

Posted February 24, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Disassembled until funding is obtained to rebuild it

http://www.historicalparks.org/roley-covered-bridge/

Posted February 19, 2019, by Luke

Thanks for the pictures, Cyrus!

Posted February 19, 2019, by Cyrus (cmoore [at] ohiohistory [dot] org)

Visited this culvert over the weekend, a remarkable structure.

Posted February 17, 2019, by Marcie Latham (mlatham [at] whelanfamily [dot] com)

Glad to say that in 2019 this bridge is still standing. I have been driving over it for a year and it has had little done to it since the prediction that it would fall down shortly after the bridge in Minneapolis fell down.

It is definitely in need of help. The main issue is the road design on Kentucky side of the bridge has too much of a grade. Trucks going over it can't even get into the truck lanes during rush hour because traffic is bumper to bumper.

Posted February 17, 2019, by Marcie W Latham (mlatham [at] whelanfamily [dot] com)

The bid for this bridge was awarded to Traylor Bros., Inc. on Jan 14, 1985. Work started in April 1985. The Bridge was dedicated on Jan. 28, 1988.

Posted February 15, 2019, by Jeff Wieland (jjwieland [at] gmail [dot] com)

Shouldn't the Overview be something like: "Concrete arch bridge over Hopetown Road on CSX"?

Posted February 14, 2019, by George Oakley (Georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com )

In the overview section 4 truss sections were listed.I actually counted 6 truss sections.

Posted February 14, 2019, by William Arnold (joeandbeaa [at] gmail [dot] com)

This rail bridge uses one abuttment from a prior wooden Aquaduct at that location. The Aquaduct was 8 spans and a total length of 480'. It was built as part of the Cincinnati & Whitewater Canal. Just curious if anyone knows anything more about that Aquaduct?

Posted February 10, 2019, by Luke

Looks like a MOB with a faux A frame truss constructed out of wood.

Certainly unique.

Posted February 10, 2019, by Anonymous

more info

Posted January 29, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah, unfortunately those stone abutments finally gave way.

Too bad, because the trusses were in good shape.

Posted January 29, 2019, by Bright (Bright [at] bright [dot] net)

This bridge collapsed from neglect around 2015. The wreckage of the bridge was pulled from the channel by the county, but the remnants remain, on private property on the north side of the former crossing.

Posted January 4, 2019, by Dana and Kay Klein

Linda THANKS for sharing ,posted to main body credited to you per your wishes

Posted January 4, 2019, by Linda S. Seabold (lseabold [at] aol [dot] com)

FYI -- This bridge is currently being renovated. Work has been going on since summer 2018. The roadbed was torn up and repaved with concrete. Then for the past several months they have been working underneath the bridge. The bridge remained open throughout. I love this bridge and have hundreds of photos of it. I walk out my front door and see it. If you ever need any please contact me. I'm attaching a few. If you use, please credit me.

Posted December 31, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This one wasn't widened, it was replaced with a modern welded pony truss.

Posted December 30, 2018, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

1947 also seems awfully late for a new through truss; my guess would be that that was probably a repair date rather than a new build.

Posted December 30, 2018, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Based on what the records are showing, I am deducing that this one has been lost, too.

This is on the books as late as 2004, when its road location starts getting specified as "CR 29 (K)". There is no County Road 29 in Williams County, but there is a County Road K, and there are two other listings in the current inventory that are also listed as "CR 29 (K)"; these cross other waterways.

In following County Road K from end to end on the map, there is only one location where it interacts with the St. Joseph River, which is where the road zig-zags at County Road 10. And...that is definitely NOT a Through Truss at that location. It is most likely this bridge...which, incidentally, appears to have been built in 2004: http://bridgereports.com/1422768

That listing gives a location of "CR 19 (10)", but the location details are otherwise very similar, and a replacement would account for the 2004 build for what's there now.

Also...on the 2004 inventory, it says the bridge crosses "10000 RDK ST. JOE SU"; on Google Maps, Country Road K, going east from the zig-zag, gives a location of "10000-10410 Williams County Road K" - ergo, it's the stretch of road that covers those addresses. Ergo, 10000 RDK equals the 10000 block of County Road K. And County Road 10 going north from that spot gives a location [addresses] of 11000-11262 (the current bridge listing says its location is 11000 RD 10).

Putting all the evidence together, I'd say that's gotta be where it was, and it ended up being replaced in 2004.

Posted December 30, 2018, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one ends less happily. It's the only location in the county where Brush Creek and "County Road D" interact, and that combination shows up in the inventory as another prestressed concrete, so.

Not sure why Google Maps isn't cooperating with me RE: getting the exact spot right, but that's the area.

Posted December 30, 2018, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one must have been listed under #8637156 prior to 2000. Not sure why they'd have changed the file number, but whatever. It's the only bridge that fits both the prior description and its current one.

It took the Historic Bridges page for me to put two and two together, though.

Posted December 29, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Obviously it doesn't appear they are in much of a hurry to replace it. Looking at the satellite view it would be easy to straighten the road a bit and leave it in place! I'm just concerned they will scrap it and build a God awful modern covered bridge in it's place!

Posted December 29, 2018, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

For what it's worth:

"Ashtabula County commissioners, acting upon the recommendation of County Engineer Tim Martin, voted Tuesday to close the Horton Road bridge over Conneaut Creek.

...

Martin said the bridge will remain in place until the funding is available to remove it and build a new structure. As for preserving the existing bridge, Martin said the State Historic Preservation Office will review the county’s request to remove the bridge when the time comes. His preference would be to replace the bridge with a structure that could accommodate snowplows and safety forces’ vehicles, and perhaps use the steel structure in one of the county’s parks."

Not sure if the guy's still working for the county, but if the bridge ultimately has to go, at least thinking about re-using it elsewhere has to count for something...

Posted December 29, 2018, by Andy Pochatko (pochatko1 [at] aol [dot] com)
Posted December 26, 2018, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dana & Kay:

The scissors might have been.

Posted December 25, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Chester Thanks for making the Journey. Only visited one 1859 bridge before, a LITTLE hard to find. Could you tell if Railing "Ribbons" were Wrought?

Posted December 21, 2018, by David Case

This is such a neat bridge to be open on a walking/biking path! Its in great shape for its age. Such awesome views from the deck of this bridge! Its actually two bridges in one with two spans being rebuilt after the 1913 flood and one original. That postcard shows the original span still in place after the flood. I would like to know when that span (original bridge I assume) was built. It is hard to imagine water so high that it would take out this bridge!

Posted December 10, 2018, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

There's a lot of interesting material available online now, about the Silver Bridge Disaster. More than just Mothman. I have added links in "Sources" to Open University courses about the Silver Bridge and its demise.

Posted December 10, 2018, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Local artists in Point Pleasant WV are painting a section of the Ohio River floodwall to make it look like the bridge is still there, complete with a period car driving on it about to arrive in Point Pleasant. It's really quite an illusion!

Another piece of the bridge can be seen at a state rest area about 1 mile north of the bridge site on OH-7.

Posted December 4, 2018, by Anonymous

They rehabbed this bridge about 10 years ago, local news may have info, chroniclet.com

Posted December 4, 2018, by Phil (wireless [dot] phil [at] gmail [dot] com)

Its still there but a road passes under the railroad bridge.

I know because I live on 7th and Reid Ave.

Posted November 21, 2018, by Cory (cple_engineer [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Oberlin is in Lorain County not Ashland.

Posted November 21, 2018, by Cory (cple_engineer [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Oberlin is in Lorain County not Ashland.

Posted November 13, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Those trusses are from an original bridge. Cruciform outriggers, etc. No feet though.

Regards,

Art S.

Posted November 4, 2018, by David Backlin (us71 [at] cox [dot] net)

Having just driven the National Road last month, there are at least 4 S bridges: one in Maryland, one in Pennsylvania, and two in Ohio.

Posted November 2, 2018, by Luke

Pedestrian bridge by the same designer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riverview_Covered_Bridge

Posted November 2, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Bridge UNDER this one?

Posted November 2, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Just curious what is little building, shed, next to it?

Posted November 1, 2018, by gandoid (pupville [at] gmail [dot] com)

Turntable

Posted October 29, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This one is gone per satellite imagery

Posted October 25, 2018, by Thomas Barrett (tom [dot] barrett [at] dot [dot] ohio [dot] gov)

A plan to salvage and preserve the bridge on a rail trail project in Fayette County Ohio is underway.

Posted October 16, 2018, by Brandon Cooper

Some more information on the bridge and its eventual replacement: https://ycitynews.com/2264/news/philo-duncan-falls-bridge-to...

Posted October 15, 2018, by Art Suckewer

Luke,

I think this one conforms to Linville's 1862 patent 34,183.

Regards,

Art S.

Posted October 15, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Done

Posted October 15, 2018, by Luke

Art, can you label imgs 5 & 12 as being shots of the Linville patent truss?

Posted October 14, 2018, by Brandon Cooper

This bridge is nearing the end of its lifespan. Seen a bunch of construction equipment on both sides of the river, including a big crane. Start looking into changing the status pretty soon, maybe end of the year to sometime in spring 2019.

Posted October 14, 2018, by MARK RHODES (rhodes_mark [at] comcast [dot] net)

Missing information:

Located in the village of Pioneer, Williams County, Ohio.

Posted October 10, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Thanks for the updated pictures Janis!

Posted October 5, 2018, by J-Wolf17FTW (jwolf17ftw [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was featured in this video. (It's a good one too) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysmLA5TqbIY

Posted September 18, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Thanks Tony, deleted

Posted September 18, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Photo #8 is not of the Forder Bridge. The portals are different and this is a 3-span structure (Forder was only 2). This bridge was likely on SR 49 just North of Antwerp.

Posted September 14, 2018, by John Diehl (JRDIII1956 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is located at 1700 Highland Ridge road,Lowell,Ohio within Washington County. I took photos of it on private property.

Posted September 14, 2018, by John Diehl (JRDIII1956 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is located at 1700 Highland Ridge road,Lowell,Ohio within Washington County. I took photos of it on private property.

Posted September 14, 2018, by John Diehl (JRDIII1956 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is located at 1700 Highland Ridge road,Lowell,Ohio within Washington County. I took photos of it on private property.

Posted September 7, 2018, by John Diehl (JRDIII1956 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge is listed in a field in Washington county south of macksburg Ohio. This site incicates it's located in Noble County Ohio. What is correct ?

Posted September 2, 2018, by Ken Durham (Kenneth [dot] Durham2 [at] gmail [dot] com)

City is considering demolition of this historic bridge and replacing...

Posted September 1, 2018, by Nora Zeller (mrsnspectr [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes this bridge has been rehabbed. In the early 80's I believe it had a wooden deck. I remember the noise it made when driving over it. Next time I'm up home i will have to check it out along with all my favorite bridges. I see lots of them have changed. Love this site!

Posted August 17, 2018, by Anonymous

To the best of my knowledge, the Independence Bowstring Bridge is the only bridge in the United States, or Canada for that matter, that uses both Phoenix columns and Keystone columns.

Posted August 17, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

My bad; I took a quick glance on a smaller screen and thought the cross section was similar to Independence. It is in configuration but uses Keystone type rather than Phoenix type sections. BTW, image 6 of the Independence bridge shows both types (the pony span has the Keystone style).

Regards,

Art S.

Posted August 17, 2018, by Rocky chevalier (Rockysnews [at] gmail [dot] com)

It’s being torn down.

Posted August 16, 2018, by Anonymous

I just enlarged a photo. Yep, this one has the Keystone style not the Phoenix Style.

I suspected that Phoenix column sections could be modified with other forms of iron. Thanks to Nathan for confirming that.

Posted August 16, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I also should add that someone mentioned the "flat section" on the top chord of the Phoenix columns, this is because regular Phoenix iron columns are actually composed of several sections of partial circles that are riveted together and so it was easy to create other shapes by instead combining these partial sections with other pieces of steel like channel for example. The mill would have sold the sections by the each to anyone who wanted just the sections.

Posted August 16, 2018, by Nathan B Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The Caledonia Bridge uses the Keystone-style columns as do the vast majority of Wrought Iron Bridge Company (WIBC) bowstrings. I have never seen a Keystone column style WIBC bowstring with a name brand on it, so I have never been able to prove if they were using genuine Keystone columns however the shape profile of these columns do match Keystone design. As for the few bridges where WIBC used Phoenix Columns in all three such bridges in which I have documented, those bridges used patented Phoenix columns and all have the name Phoenix name rolled into the columns so those are 100% genuine patented Phoenix columns, in addition to the one in Kansas mentioned the following bridges also use the Phoenix sections: http://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=mi... and http://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=oh...

Posted August 16, 2018, by Anonymous

I have not visited this bridge in person but I have visited the Independance Bowstring Bridge in Independence, Kansas. That bridge has Phoenix columns for the main span. In fact, the columns are actually stamped with Phoenix brands. I would not be surprised if these columns are stamped as well.

There was some debate on this website as to whether or not the Phoenix columns on the Independence Bridge were truly Phoenix columns or whether they were a knockoff. Given the stamps, I would call them genuine Phoenix columns even if they do have a flat surface on the top.

Posted August 16, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Those are a form of Phoenix Columns. They also used a dirivative of Carnegie's Keystone Columns.

Regards,

Art S.

Posted August 16, 2018, by Daniel

I've been looking through a few Wrought Iron Bridge Co bridges, it's interesting that they use something very similar to Phoenix Columns.

I wonder if they were related companies in any way. I'd have assumed Phoenix Columns were patented.

Posted August 13, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Wow! Nice find

Posted August 13, 2018, by David Case

This is supposed to be the oldest truss bridge standing in Ohio. It was restored in 2010 and the Sippo Valley trail now passes underneath it. This is a very nice spot to visit and appreciate this old bridge.

Posted July 22, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Posted July 19, 2018, by anne (familycraziness [at] earthlink [dot] net)

they took the bridge out dont know what happened to it.

Posted July 17, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Observant visitors to this bridge will notice the west plaque shows Canton Bridge Co. while the eastern plaque shows Central Concrete Construction Co. These two companies as I understand were separate, but they seem to have worked together often. I assume one fabricated and the other erected.

Posted July 5, 2018, by Bill Bowser (webowser [at] me [dot] com)

If you go south of New Hope about 1/4 mile on OH-68 and then east on Bethel New Hope Rd. a couple hundred yards there is easy access to the bridge on your right and no one to interfere with you.

Posted July 4, 2018, by Douglas Roberts (robertsdouglas [at] att [dot] net)

I thought you might be interested to know that my great grandfather Frank S. Miller built an exact scale model of this bridge. It is part of the Ohio Historical Society's collection. I took photos of it about 20 years ago. I uploaded a view of the front/side.

Posted June 3, 2018, by Jessica Phillips (jesslayton91 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is it haunted?

If so, what's the story?

Posted May 22, 2018, by Homer

I remember walking across this bridge and it would shake when you walked across . It was kind of scary it got worse and worse. I didn't go across it the summer of 93 then I seen it on the news that it collapsed. I know where the Reed Bridge sign is should be worth something someday.

Posted May 19, 2018, by Kelly (wildbilly0690 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

38°36'11.2"N 82°40'15.0"W

I found the coordinates on www.historicaerials.com of the abandoned tunnel

Posted May 16, 2018, by Charles W McDowell (cwire44 [at] att [dot] net)

This bridge is not on the Germantown Rd! It crossed the Miami & Erie canal just north of the downtown area at today's junction of Verity Parkway (former canal) with Tytus Ave to the northeast and Main st to the southwest. In addition to the highway it also carried the electric traction line over the canal.

Posted May 13, 2018, by Art S (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Chester,

Great find!

John,

I'd guess that the truss dates from the late 1860s to the late 1870s.

Regards,

Art S.