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Carson Road (Rt.269) Bridge


Carson Road Bridge

Photo uploaded by Art S.

BH Photo #465789


Bridge Let June 3, 1879 in Pike Township, Knox County, Ohio near Silas Dowds' for $10 per lineal foot (Mount Vernon Democrat, June 13, 1879).

I poked around on satellite images of Pike twp to see if I could find its former location and found this undocumented single lane truss bridge. It doesn't look like a CBW pony from the images.

I continued poking and by chance while looking through an Amazon preview I found that a photo exists in "Knox County Bridges" - 2008 stating the bridge IS Pike Township, Bridge #6; Township Road 269 (Carson Road). There are two water crossings on this road in Pike township. The other is a culvert. Could it possibly be???

Nope... Replaced in 1998 by a bridge originally built in 1951 by Ohio Bridge Corporation as Pleasant Township (Knox Co., OH) Bridge #6; County Highway 54 (Big Run Road)


Pony truss bridge over Little Schenck Creek on Carson Road (269)
Knox County, Ohio
No longer exists
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio (also known as)
- D.H. & C.C. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio [also known as Columbia Bridge Works]
Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Also called
Bridge #6
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.48179, -82.41631   (decimal degrees)
40°28'54" N, 82°24'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/379955/4482197 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 87628 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (9,635)
Built 1879 (131)
Built during 1870s (1,502)
Columbia Bridge Works (105)
D.H. & C.C. Morrison (90)
Knox County, Ohio (72)
Lost (31,820)
Lost 1998 (445)
Lost during 1990s (4,214)
Ohio (5,052)
Pony truss (17,555)
Pratt pony truss (4,132)
Pratt truss (10,847)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,485)
Truss (38,324)

Update Log 

  • February 29, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: corrected status
  • February 8, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • December 31, 2019: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • December 30, 2019: Updated by Art Suckewer: builder, build date description


  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com