Rating:
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Salt Fork S Bridge

Photos 

West side

Photo taken by Jim Grey in May 2011

Enlarge

BH Photo #200032

Map 

Description 

The bridge is an "S Bridge".

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch S bridge on the original alignment of the National Road (US 40)
Location
Old Washington, Guernsey County, Ohio
Status
Per NPS, bridge is deteriorating and unstable.
History
Built 1828
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 55.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.04529, -81.37402   (decimal degrees)
40°02'43" N, 81°22'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/468095/4432851 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Antrim
Inventory numbers
NRHP 66000610 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
ODOT 3030970 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 47209 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/2011)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 69.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1951)
50

Update Log 

  • March 13, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 22, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged NBI.
  • June 17, 2011: Updated by Jim Grey: Updated name, noted that it is on the National Register
  • June 4, 2011: Updated by Jim Grey: Corrected GPS coordinates and nearest city
  • June 1, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Added stream name
  • June 1, 2011: New photos from Jim Grey
  • December 2, 2010: Added by James McCray

Sources 

Comments 

Salt Fork S Bridge
Posted October 6, 2013, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is now closed to traffic, thanks to heavy trucks using it.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2013/10/04/182...

Local officials want to see it restored and the site turned into a park.

Old National Road S Bridge
Posted June 1, 2011, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

If you follow the old alignments of Ohio's National Road, you will find a few ca 1830 bridges (like this one) still carrying traffic. I shot them all on my recent Ohio National Road trip and will be uploading photos as time allows.

Old National Road S Bridge
Posted June 1, 2011, by Bill McGann

Looks like the bridge is slowly crumbling.

Then again, it's over 100 years old. Nice to see it's still there, though :)