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Town Street Bridge

Photos 

Oblique View

Submitted by David Backlin

BH Photo #136190

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost open-spandrel arch bridge over Scioto River on Town Street (US 62) in Columbus
Location
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio
Status
Demolished, new concrete bridge being built in its place
History
Built 1917; closed to traffic July 22, 2008; demolished March 2009, new open spandrel arch bridge being built in its place
Design
Old bridge: closed spandrel arch
New bridge: open spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 112.9 ft.
Total length: 700.2 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.95827, -83.00440   (decimal degrees)
39°57'30" N, 83°00'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/328794/4425048 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Southwest Columbus
Inventory numbers
ODOT 2503697 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27569 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2007)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 27.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2001)
4,950

Update Log 

  • April 15, 2012: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • April 8, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed
  • April 20, 2009: Updated by Calvin Sneed
  • March 29, 2009: Updated by David Backlin: Bridge demolished
  • July 26, 2008: Bridge is closed to traffic

Sources 

  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Town Street Bridge
Posted February 23, 2014, by Sandor Gulyas (sgulya1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Point of clarification here.

The new bridge is designated (by City of Columbus) as the Rich Street Bridge

The old bridge (it replaced) was called the Town Street Bridge

To make matters worse, there was an older Rich Street bridge, but it was torn down by World War 2 (if not earlier)