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Oak Grove Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #151206

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost bowstring truss bridge over East Fork Little Miami River on Oak Grove Road (CR 42)
Location
Highland County, Ohio
Status
No longer exists. HAER documentation sometime after 1983, bridge removed after that.
History
Built 1874 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Bowstring through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 147.0 ft.
Total length: 147.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.23267, -83.84214   (decimal degrees)
39°13'58" N, 83°50'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/254682/4346446 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lynchburg
Inventory number
BH 27697 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • December 30, 2009: New photos from Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Oak Grove Road Bridge
Posted August 19, 2009, by Rick McOmber (r [dot] mcomber [at] comcast [dot] net)

There is an abandoned bowstring bridge in Caledonia, OH just north of town in Marion County. I beleive it is a WIBC bridge. I don't know if there are plans to move this bridge or not.

Oak Grove Road Bridge
Posted August 19, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I've got you covered J.R.!

I'm working with the Mayor and town administrator to try and locate a Bowstring truss from Ohio. Incidentally, I need to change the status of this bridge which no longer exists. The good news is that there is another Bowstring in Highland County!

Oak Grove Road Bridge
Posted August 19, 2009, by J.R. Manning (thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

BRAVO! Mayor Pape!

While I live in Wisconsin and have no clue of how to help you, I just have to applaud you for your foresight to preserve history in such a historic setting. (I do know of a couple of through-trusses here that you could probably get for a song.)

Mayor, the world needs more elected officials cut from the same cloth.

Oak Grove Road Bridge
Posted August 18, 2009, by Mayor Jeff Pape (jeff [dot] pape [at] crown [dot] com)

We are looking for another historic bridge for the Village of New Bremen to span the Miami Erie Canal. We already have one restored bowstring and we are looking for another for pedestrian traffic and it will also serve as a local scouts Eagle project. Does anyone know of the availability of the Oak Grove Rd. bridge in Highland county and the possibility of us adopting it?

Oak Grove Road Bridge
Posted August 18, 2009, by Mayor Jeff Pape (jeff [dot] pape [at] crown [dot] com)

We are looking for another historic bridge for the Village of New Bremen to span the Miami Erie Canal. We already have one restored bowstring and we are looking for another for pedestrian traffic and it will also serve as a local scouts Eagle project. Does anyone know of the availability of the Oak Grove Rd. bridge in Highland county and the possibility of us adopting it?