Photo taken by Michele Raitano
BH Photo #270850
My family owns the land next to the bridge
When I was a kid, we used to drive across this bridge all the time. It was freaky to say the least. It used to carry county road 33 into Kimbolton, but then they shut down the bridge and rerouted the route down Boone road to cross the creek at SR 541.
I was unsure about when they had shut it down, but did find on some plat books it still showed CR33 crossing at this bridge until at least 2002. I did not check the 2008 plat on the website.
This bridge hasn't been demolished my wife use to live Dwn the road from it and we just stopped buy and saw it even walked across it on July 12 2014
Greg, I have called the Guernsey County engineer and they have told me that this bridge was demolished in June of 2011.
We fished off of that bridge, and even if they did allow cars to drive over it, they would be able to go no where. On the other side of the bridge, close to 8th street road, where a road once was, it is just grass now. So, technacially it isn't a road anymore.
Based on the photos, it seems like they just don't want cars crossing over it. It doesn't look like it's "officially" open to pedestrians, but if they didn't want people walking on it, they would put up a sign or block it off with a chain-link fence. A lot of bridges that are closed and abandoned/neglected end up becoming fishing piers to some people. Hopefully, the bridge won't get closed off. It looks fine to me though.
I used to drive across this bridge all the time in the 1990's, this is down the road from Bell Nursing home, which my parents used to work there. We visted this bridge first in April 2010, and was surprised to see it closed down. We went to fish the Wills Creek. It was interesting. People were on that bridge fishing, so would you consider this bridge to be open to pedestrians?
Photo 1- from Eighth Street Road looking South
Photo 2- Angled approach
Photo 3- Builder "plaque"
Photo 4- Date on "plaque"
Photo 5- Looking North
Photo 6- Looking North towards Eigth Street
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