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Mill Road Bridge (Previous Location)


Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #151686


Relocated Bowstring pony truss bridge over Wakatomika Creek on Mill Road
Knox County, Ohio
Relocated to Foundation Park in Mt.Vernon.
Built ca. 1876 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Tubular,wrought iron Bowstring pony truss.
Span length: 88.9 ft.
Total length: 88.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 5, 1979
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.27667, -82.27167   (decimal degrees)
40°16'36" N, 82°16'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/391888/4459240 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
ODOT 4236157 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
NRHP 79001869 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 27820 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 8, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge has been relocated and erected.
  • January 3, 2010: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 8, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: status changed
  • March 7, 2009: Updated by Joshua Collins: status, overview

Related Bridges 



Mill Road Bridge (Previous Location)
Posted August 29, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Mill Road Bridge (Previous Location)
Posted July 8, 2014, by ArtS

Here is a picture:


What did they do to that poor bridge...

Mill Road Bridge (Previous Location)
Posted June 8, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I have a full set of overview and detail photos, but nothing during re-erection. The bridge will be part of a future update package for the Bridge Browser. But wanted to let everyone know this bridge was back together. The bridge was erected in the 2nd half of 2013, according to news articles.

Mill Road Bridge (Previous Location)
Posted June 8, 2014, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Nathan, do you have an article and photos of the reerection of the bridge? When was it put back into place?


Mill Road Bridge
Posted March 11, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The column sections on this bridge are rounded like the Independence Bridge. These are very much like Phoenix columns. Perhaps the Wrought Iron Bridge Company changed to the flattened sections to avoid having patent issues with the phoenix columns. Just a hunch.......

The pictures below show the two different styles. Notice how the connection of the truss members to the arch has changed as well.

Wakatomika Creek Mill Road Bridge
Posted March 7, 2009, by anthony dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge has been moved into Foundation Park in Mt. Vernon where it is to be restored soon.