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Main Street Wills Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by Michele Raitano

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BH Photo #270850

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Overview
Two-span pony truss bridge over Wills Creek on Main Street (now closed) in Kimbolton
Location
Kimbolton, Guernsey County, Ohio
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1959
Design
Riveted Warren pony trusses with polygonal upper chords
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.16001, -81.57663   (decimal degrees)
40°09'36" N, 81°34'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/450893/4445676 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kimbolton
Elevation
773 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 43084 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2015: New Street View added by Brandon Cooper
  • November 23, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • November 23, 2013: Updated by James Baughn: Photo submitted by Michele Raitano shows that this bridge is still standing
  • December 31, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status per forum post
  • February 19, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added truss type
  • July 29, 2009: Added by Greg Hall

Sources 

  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Brandon Cooper

Comments 

Main Street Wills Creek Bridge
Posted September 3, 2015, by Brandon (nbalive321 [at] aim [dot] com)

My family owns the land next to the bridge

Main Street Wills Creek Bridge
Posted May 27, 2015, by Brady (thcdts06 [at] gmail [dot] com)

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.

Main Street Wills Creek Bridge
Posted July 12, 2014, by stewart (stewartmorganl [at] gmail [dot] com)

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

Main Street Wills Creek Bridge
Posted December 30, 2011, by Chris (Chrishasic [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Greg, I have called the Guernsey County engineer and they have told me that this bridge was demolished in June of 2011.

Main Street Wills Creek Bridge
Posted November 14, 2011, by Chris (chrishasic [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Ben,

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.

Main Street Wills Creek Bridge
Posted November 8, 2011, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

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.

Main Street Wills Creek Bridge
Posted November 8, 2011, by Chris (chrishasic [at] hotmail [dot] com)

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?

Main Street Wills Creek Bridge
Posted July 29, 2009, by Greg Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

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

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.