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Lucerne Road Bridge

Photos 

Informational plaque

Photo taken by Brenda Plassman in July 2016

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BH Photo #523355

Description 

Originally located on Lucerne Road (TR 392) over a branch of the Kokosing River near the Morrow County line. Now owned by the Knox County Historical Society, the trusses were erected in Mount Vernon's Ariel-Foundation Park as decorations atop a load-bearing steel stringer structure.

Facts 

Overview
Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Stream on Park road
Location
Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca.1900 by the Mt. Vernon Bridge Co.; replaced 2004; preserved by the Knox County Historical Society and installed in Ariel-Foundation Park
Builder
- Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. of Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Design
Pinned, 4-panel, half-hip Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 51.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.5 ft.
Also called
Ariel-Foundation Park Pratt Truss Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.38752, -82.50089   (decimal degrees)
40°23'15" N, 82°30'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/372608/4471850 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 4236599 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 96915 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 7, 2022: New photos from Matthew Hemmer
  • March 5, 2022: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Painted red"
  • March 4, 2022: New photos from Paul Plassman

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Comments 

Lucerne Road Bridge
Posted March 4, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Thanks for fixing my builder goofs, Nathan....I must not have been thinking straight when I added the builder as "Mount" Vernon instead of "Mt". Instinct, I guess.

I'm ashamed to say that I didn't notice the mistake with the stub beams when I visited the bridge with my family back in '16, but then I was relatively new to the truss bridge realm at the time and didn't look as closely at the details as I probably would now. The attempt to make it look better as seen in your detail photos IS pretty hilarious!

Lucerne Road Bridge
Posted March 4, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This bridge made me laugh. Visit my page and read the narrative. Its what happens when you don't hire Bach Steel.

Lucerne Road Bridge
Posted March 4, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Whoops....forgot that "Mount" was abbreviated.

Should be fixed now.

Lucerne Road Bridge
Posted March 4, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Paul,

Please enter this in the future for that company:

Mt. Vernon Bridge Co.

I have made the change to two bridges and deleted the erroneous category.

Lucerne Road Bridge
Posted March 4, 2022, by Luke

You did create a duplicate builder...

Lucerne Road Bridge
Posted March 4, 2022, by Paul Plassman

I don't THINK I posted a duplicate bridge here...