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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
Open to traffic
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
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 (7,041)
Built 1879 (89)
Built during 1870s (1,014)
Columbia Bridge Works (70)
Knox County, Ohio (53)
Lost 1998 (406)
Lost during 1990s (3,887)
Ohio (3,222)
Open (38,696)
Pony truss (15,816)
Pratt pony truss (3,521)
Pratt truss (8,910)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,153)
Truss (31,637)

Update Log 

  • 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