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Union Street Bridge


Photo taken by Sean Munson

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Union Truss former Railroad Bridge, Struthers, Ohio

We came upon this old bridge and honestly couldn't find any real information about when it was built or by who. However, we thought it ws a pretty cool bridge that should be recognized before it's lost to time. The 3 span steel through truss bridge is located on Bob Cane Way and spans the Mahoning River. The single lane bridge isn't used very much but it does give you a great view of the river below.

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Through truss bridge over Mahoning River on Union Street
Struthers, Mahoning County, Ohio
Open to traffic
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Warren through truss
Also called
Union Truss Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.06399, -80.59991   (decimal degrees)
41°03'50" N, 80°35'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/533615/4545937 (zone/easting/northing)
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Inventory number
BH 52453 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Campbell, Ohio (6)
Have street view (29,148)
Mahoning County, Ohio (49)
Mahoning River (36)
Ohio (4,290)
Open (41,012)
Owned by city (6,109)
Pennsylvania Railroad (1,032)
Rail-to-road (358)
Railroad (16,512)
Riveted (2,565)
Skewed (5,020)
Struthers, Ohio (1)
Through truss (17,174)
Truss (35,919)
Warren through truss (1,710)
Warren truss (7,038)

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  • October 1, 2021: New video from Roger Deschner
  • September 25, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • December 4, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • May 13, 2012: Added by Luke Harden


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Union Street Bridge
Posted October 1, 2021, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

I love heavily skewed truss bridges like this one. The already-fascinating geometry of a truss gets even more amazing when you add a severe skew into the design.

This bridge does not appear to be in the NBI, though it is open to auto traffic.