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Third Avenue Bridge

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Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #151711

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Olentangy River on Third Avenue
Location
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1918; rehabilitated 1967
Builders
- Robert H. Evans & Co. (Builder)
- Wilbur J. Watson & Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (Architect)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 369.1 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.00000, -83.02167   (decimal degrees)
40°00'00" N, 83°01'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/327424/4429714 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Southwest Columbus
Inventory numbers
ODOT 2531844 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 43847 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/1991)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 59.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1990)
14,400

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2014: Updated by Sandor Gulyas: Added date of replacement and builders names
  • January 3, 2010: Added by Bill Eichelberger

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