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Madison Road Bridge

Photos 

Bailey road side 1

Looking west, replacement bridge in background

Photo taken by Stacey Morgan

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BH Photo #419567

Map 

Description 

Before replacement bridge was finished, in fear that the bridge would collapse, local school bus drivers had to let everyone off the bus at bridge so they could cross bridge on foot, and then the bus would cross.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Grand River on Bailey Rd and Klasen Rd
Location
Madison, Lake County, Ohio
Status
Demolished, bypassed by new bridge
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
(2)6-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Also called
Old Route 528 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.74085, -81.04643   (decimal degrees)
41°44'27" N, 81°02'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/496139/4621004 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 80799 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,803)
Built 1893 (205)
Built during 1890s (2,712)
King Bridge Co. (324)
Lake County, Ohio (29)
Lost (21,383)
Madison, Ohio (2)
Ohio (3,095)
Owned by county (19,768)
Pratt through truss (4,890)
Pratt truss (8,519)
Through truss (13,865)
Truss (30,973)

Update Log 

  • July 8, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and truss type
  • May 2, 2018: New photos from Stacey Morgan
  • March 21, 2018: Added by Stacey Morgan

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Spacey Stacey Morgan - spacey_stacey81 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Madison Road Bridge
Posted July 8, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Idk about the name change. Hmm...

Madison Road Bridge
Posted July 8, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Mike, I've searched for information about the demise of this bridge; no luck yet. I'm curious how long did it last; what did it in ?

Madison Road Bridge
Posted July 8, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hmmm. Well, that's equal parts nice that they repurposed it, at least for a little while, and sad that it ultimately didn't last. I wonder what its ultimate fate was - did they finally knock it down, or did something (like Mother Nature) take it down?

(Sidebar: It still called this the Bailey Road Bridge on the comment page, probably because it still had that name for my earlier post?)

Madison Road Bridge
Posted July 8, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Article...

Madison Road Bridge
Posted July 8, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

The News-Herald: May 20 1964

Madison Road Bridge
Posted July 8, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Mike I believe after the new high bridge was built in 62' that the old truss bridge remained in place for a time. I've seen a pic where it was blocked off at each side.

Bailey Road Bridge
Posted July 8, 2019, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

There's a mislabeling somewhere - the caption for the high water picture says it's during 4th of July weekend 1964, but the stats say this was lost in 1962. (If I had to pick, I'd bet the picture caption is wrong, but that's just a guess.)