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Marsh Run TR 181 Bridge


Photo taken by Janis Ford November 2007


BH Photo #131861



Pony truss bridge over Marsh Run on TR 181
Huron County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1922; rehabilitated 1991
Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 54.1 ft.
Total length: 59.1 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.02306, -82.71778   (decimal degrees)
41°01'23" N, 82°43'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/355579/4542737 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 3946479 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27713 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 25.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built 1922 (698)
Built during 1920s (9,955)
Functionally obsolete (6,367)
Huron County, Ohio (41)
Ohio (3,429)
Open (39,975)
Owned by county (20,846)
Pony truss (16,240)
Skewed (4,915)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,103)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,318)
Truss (32,953)
Warren pony truss (3,370)
Warren truss (6,580)

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2020: New photos from Matthew Hemmer


  • Janis Ford
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Matthew Hemmer - matthemmer1994 [at] gmail [dot] com


Marsh Run TR 181 Bridge
Posted October 5, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The most recent Historic Bridge Inventory does not list a builder either. Frustratingly, the older Historic Bridge Inventory has a photo of a builder plaque (that I am assuming no longer is on the bridge) but my scans of the old inventory are low-res and I cannot make out the builder. I am attaching both the new and old inventory sheet in case that is of use.

Attachment #1 (application/pdf; 41,386 bytes)

Marsh Run TR 181 Bridge
Posted October 4, 2011, by Ben Tate (benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here's a link to it on Nathan Holth's website. He lists the builder as "unknown," but you may find some of his other info helpful. If HE doesn't know who built it, then I believe you've got your work cut out for you. :)


Marsh Run TR 181 Bridge
Posted October 4, 2011, by Gene McCluney (gmacfilm [at] live [dot] com)

Us fellow amateur bridge hunters would have no more resources available to us, than YOU have to find this out. I would first suggest doing a search of the NBI, which is a clickable link from the listing page, and also can be found on the sister site uglybridge.

Marsh Run TR 181 Bridge
Posted October 4, 2011, by cheyanne (cheyrulz_15 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Who built the Marsh Run TR 181 bridge? I need to know by

Monday October 10th thank you It i s for a school project.