Liberty Street Bridge
The Northeast face
This unexpected gem is located in Amsterdam, Ohio.
Photo taken by J.R. Manning in October 2007
This bridge was severely altered in 2000 when it was essentially replaced with a pre-stressed concrete bridge. The original arches were retained on the replacement bridge as non-functional decorations. The sidewalks, which are visually out of scale with the bridge, are not original, and were added at this time. Despite the alteration, this bridge is (surprisingly) still considered eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
- Arch bridge on Liberty Street (CR 61)
- Jefferson County, Ohio
- Open to traffic
- Built 1928 by the Luten Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 2000
- - Luten Bridge Co. of Knoxville, Tennessee
- Concrete pony arch
Length of largest span: 65.9 ft.
Total length: 73.2 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.47332, -80.92288 (decimal degrees)
40°28'24" N, 80°55'22" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/506536/4480295 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory numbers
- ODOT 4131819 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27776 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 03/2012)
- Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 59.8 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 1976)
- May 29, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added information about bridge alteration.
- June 5, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added GPS.
- January 28, 2008: New photos from J.R. Manning