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Salt Fork S Bridge


West side

Photo taken by Jim Grey in May 2011


BH Photo #200032



The bridge is an "S Bridge".


Stone arch S bridge on the original alignment of the National Road (US 40)
Old Washington, Guernsey County, Ohio
Per NPS, bridge is deteriorating and unstable.
Built 1828
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 55.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.0 ft.
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:
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)

Update Log 

  • June 25, 2018: New photos from Janis Ford
  • 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



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.


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 :)