Rating:
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Cooke Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #151681

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over a tributary of North Branch Kokosing River on Cooke Road (TR 369)
Location
Knox County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1896 by the Buckeye Portland Cement Co. of Bellfontaine, Ohio and W.H. Pratt
Builders
- Buckeye Portland Cement Co. of Bellefontaine, Ohio
- W.H. Pratt
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 52.2 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
W.H. Pratt Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.51167, -82.61500   (decimal degrees)
40°30'42" N, 82°36'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/363175/4485802 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bellville
Inventory numbers
ODOT 4236580 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27807 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2015)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
40

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2011: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • January 3, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Fixed spelling of Buckeye Portland Concrete

Sources 

Comments 

Cooke Road Bridge
Posted September 24, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is a nationally significant historic bridge that nobody seems to be aware of. Its a concrete Melan style arch built in 1896. Anytime you see a concrete arch built before 1900 its a big deal. I am attaching the historic bridge inventory sheet and the management plan for this bridge.

Attachment #1 (application/pdf; 51,796 bytes)

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