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Howard Street Kokosing River Bridge

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Howard Bridge

BH Photo #166683

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Description 

Until it's demise it was the oldest known remaining span built by the Columbia Bridge Works.

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over Kokosing River on Howard Street (old CR 35)
Location
Knox County, Ohio
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1874; One of two spans remained until June 2007
Builder
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
Design
Main span: Wrought and cast iron Whipple through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.40491, -82.32215   (decimal degrees)
40°24'18" N, 82°19'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/387809/4473538 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Danville
Inventory number
BH 44686 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 31, 2010: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Multiple Categories based on information from Anthony Dillon
  • April 1, 2010: Added by Joshua Collins

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Comments 

Howard Street Kokosing River Bridge
Posted May 31, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

After looking at the HAER pages for this bridge I found some new information. The East span was not a Columbia Bridge Works span, but was built in 1914 according to the documentation. The great 1913 flood destroyed the original CBW East span and it was replaced the following year with a Pratt through truss built by the Mt. Vernon Bridge Company. This East span was either lost in another flood or removed for a different reason. The West span was able to avoid disaster until man brought about it's demise.