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Kokosing Gap Trail - Gambier Bridge

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Photo taken by Robert Patton

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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BH Photo #364129

Description 

May have been built to replace a thru truss bridge destroyed in the 1913 flood. This line was the Akron Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Facts 

Overview
Warren through truss bridge over Kokosing River on Kokosing Gap Trail
Location
Knox County, Ohio
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Warren through truss
Also called
Gambier Railroad Bridge
Bridge 83
Kokosing Gap Trail - Kokosing River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.37101, -82.40111   (decimal degrees)
40°22'16" N, 82°24'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/381049/4469878 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
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Inventory numbers
PRR Bridge 83
BH 73611 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

6-panel truss (782)
Conrail (1,710)
Knox County, Ohio (60)
Kokosing Gap Trail (7)
Ohio (4,178)
Open to pedestrians (4,580)
Penn Central Railroad (1,536)
Pennsylvania Railroad (1,022)
Rail-to-trail (1,656)
Railroad (16,447)
Riveted (2,507)
Through truss (16,710)
Truss (35,376)
Warren through truss (1,704)
Warren truss (6,996)

Update Log 

  • March 4, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added photos & categories "Riveted", "6-panel truss"
  • May 24, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 1, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • September 13, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • September 12, 2016: Added by Nathan Holth

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Kokosing Gap Trail - Gambier Bridge
Posted September 27, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Photo #3 here looks like the same photo as the picture on the Kokosing Gap Trail-Mount Vernon Bridge page: https://bridgehunter.com/oh/knox/bh73615/ Not sure which page it actually belongs to since both are very similar truss bridges, but due to the fact that the photo says "Gambier" on it I would lean toward the easternmost of the two crossings. However, the photo is NOT of the current bridge, which is a heavy-duty truss bridge composed entirely of built-up members, while the photo depicts a bridge that uses some non-rigid diagonal members. Perhaps the photo shows the pre-1913 version of the Gambier crossing?