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Hunter Road Bridge

Photos 

Looking South

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in Fall 2008

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BH Photo #135849

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Two-span through truss bridge over Mohican River on Hunter Road (TR 218)
Location
Knox County, Ohio
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1904; rehabilitated 1959
Builder
- Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. of Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 304.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.45063, -82.20821   (decimal degrees)
40°27'02" N, 82°12'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/397547/4478475 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brinkhaven
Inventory numbers
ODOT 4237374 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27814 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2007)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1997)
100

Update Log 

  • May 30, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • February 10, 2015: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builder.
  • March 24, 2009: New photos from Joshua Collins
  • February 27, 2009: Updated by Joshua Collins: bridge has been closed to all traffic

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

Hunter Road Bridge
Posted December 19, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The biggest thing is to not give up on this! It looks like Knox County has used a few bridges for recreational purposes. And at least they didn't tear it out needlessly, like the Vail Road Bridge. So........there is always a chance it can happen!

Hunter Road Bridge
Posted December 19, 2009, by Bunny Hicks (bunnyhicks [at] safe-t [dot] net)

My mother has lived on Hunter Rd. for nearly 39 years, and feel the closing of the bridge is heartbreaking. This bridge is certainly strong enough to support pedestrian, horse and buggy traffic, and recreational vehicles! I know for a fact the traffic use estimated at an average of 100 vehicles a day is grossly exaggerated! With the bike trail within 1/2 mile of this bridge and the fact it could be accessed in a loop that would connect back to the trail, it deserves another look from the DNR, Please! People have very little money for vacations these days, and tend to stay closer to home, with the President putting people back to work building and repairing roads and BRIDGES, we should at least have a chance to get our beautiful bridge back! Thanks for caring!!!!

Hunter Road Bridge
Posted April 28, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The best bet for it might be reuse as part of a greenways trail. You might check to see if there are any plans for them in your area. You might suggest that the bridge would be a perfect addition to a greenway. You would need to check on ownership of the bridge. I'm guessing the county still owns it, but it doesn't look like they have any intentions of doing anything with it. Back to Greenways for a moment. If Ohio is like Indiana, then they have a statewide trail plan and probably even a director that can help. It is probably part of the Department of Natural Resources(DNR). It looks like a really nice bridge in a scenic location. Good luck with your efforts.

Hunter Road Bridge
Posted April 28, 2009, by Terri and Larry Loder (terriloder [at] yahoo [dot] com)

We own property next to this bridge. Miss being able to cross it to go to Danville. Also, it is a beautiful historic bridge in beautiful country. Any suggestions for getting it restored to the point of using it for at least bikes, pedestrians, maybe 4-wheelers. If it is not able to be utilized for some sort of transportation, we fear it will be lost. Do you know who we could contact?