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Yellow Creek TR 290 Bridge


Photo taken by Janis Ford


BH Photo #131813



Through truss bridge over Yellow Creek on TR 290
Jefferson County, Ohio
Open to traffic
- Central Concrete & Construction Co. of Canton, Ohio
- J. K. Hilton (Agent)
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 101.1 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.4 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Howard Vandyke Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.51401, -80.73631   (decimal degrees)
40°30'50" N, 80°44'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/522338/4484843 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 4131126 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27799 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 16.2 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 5, 2018: New photos from David Case
  • January 25, 2018: Updated by Nathan Holth: As of January 5, 2018 this bridge is evaluated by ODOT and SHPO as NR Eligible.
  • December 26, 2017: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected GPS from incorrect 40.57313, -80.72649.
  • February 25, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates



Yellow Creek TR 290 Bridge
Posted March 5, 2018, by David Case

This is such a wonderful bridge in a very scenic setting. Massive stone abutments. The bridge appears to be unaltered since its original build.

Yellow Creek TR 290 Bridge
Posted January 26, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

NBI shows different build dates, 1895 and 1901, depending on the listing year.

Yellow Creek TR 290 Bridge
Posted December 26, 2017, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The county and ODOT are currently requesting SHPO reevaluation of this bridge for National Register Eligibility. It currently is listed as Ineligible, and are requesting it be eligible.

I added the builder and Agent from the company, and the local name for the bridge (at the time it was built) per county records forwarded to me by Tom Barrett at ODOT.