Rating:
1 vote

Liberty Street Bridge

Photos 

The Northeast face

This unexpected gem is located in Amsterdam, Ohio.

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in October 2007

BH Photo #110459

Map 

Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Arch bridge on Liberty Street (CR 61)
Location
Jefferson County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928 by the Luten Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 2000
Builder
- Luten Bridge Co.
Design
Concrete pony arch
Dimensions
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)
Quadrangle map:
Amsterdam
Average daily traffic (as of 1976)
810
Inventory numbers
ODOT 4131819 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27776 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • 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

Sources