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Cory Street Bridge

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Blanchard River on Cory Street
Location
Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1961 by the Ohio Bridge Co.; replaced 2004
Design
Two-span, welded Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 85.0 ft.
Total length: 174.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.04209, -83.65196   (decimal degrees)
41°02'32" N, 83°39'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/277097/4546817 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 3262200 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27648 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 12, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Refined truss type and added categories "Blanchard River", "Welded"
  • July 12, 2022: Updated by Cooper Kelly: Corrected name & location

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Cooper Kelly

Comments 

Cory Street Bridge
Posted July 12, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Cooper,

Nice deduction and find! I hadn't realized there used to be a double pony in Findlay.

Nathan,

Yeah, that's definitely not Main Street in the inventory photos. North Main would have probably been a four-lane deal...and it was surrounded by downtown buildings as opposed to the residential scene in the images.

Cory Street Bridge
Posted July 12, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

If it helps, this is what is in the Historic Bridge Inventory for SFN 3262200. This does seem to conflict with what I see in the NBI, since North Main is shown as SFN 3200272 in the NBI 2000 when the 1934 bridge was still there.

North Main Street Bridge
Posted July 12, 2022, by Cooper Kelly

It would appear that just about every piece of information currently listed for this bridge is completely erroneous, except the SFN. The SFN points to it actually being the Cory Street Bridge, which was replaced in 2004. Looking at some of the data between the old and the new bridge, it lines up I will import the correct data and straighten everything out.

North Main Street Bridge
Posted July 11, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Not the right site and I'm not sure what bridge/location this is actually referring to. The current Main Street Bridge is a prestressed stringer from 2000 which replaced a 1934 steel stringer.