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South Weymouth Road Bridge

Photos 

Elevation.

Photo taken by Medina County Engineer's Office in January 2008

BH Photo #172679

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Concrete curved chord through girder bridge over Branch of N Br Rocky River on CR-32 (South Weymouth Road)
Location
Medina County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Slated for demolition and replacement in 2015.
History
Built 1926
Design
Concrete curved chord through girder.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 44.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.17966, -81.80872   (decimal degrees)
41°10'47" N, 81°48'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/432170/4559016 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Medina
Inventory numbers
ODOT 5233836 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 45879 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 51.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1996)
2,360

Update Log 

  • June 15, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 24, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • August 12, 2010: Added by Nathan Holth

Comments 

South Weymouth Road Bridge
Posted March 5, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I am pretty sure the lack of citation is traceable to the consultant ODOT hired to produce the inventory. I provided photos for this same consultant when they updated Michigan's inventory. However, I included a watermark on the photos I provided with my name on them, which apparently was a good idea. The Ohio inventory is extremely useful but it does have a few quirks like this.

In my experience, I have found that the sustainability found through the maintenance and rehabilitation of existing bridges is the best bet for affordability, efficiency, and reduced environmental impact. Sustainability is something I have recently been exploring and promoting as yet another benefit of preservation.

South Weymouth Road Bridge
Posted March 5, 2013, by K. A. Erickson

I suspect that Ryan Marthey himself took the pictures, seeing as he is one of the chiefs at the Medina County Engineer's Office. ODOT probably asked for images at some point maybe for a list of historic bridges by county or some such but from that moment on, the individual credit was lost.

Ryan Marthey, P.E. has conducted seminars along with the University of Toledo regarding, "the design and construction processes for the replacement of bridges in Medina County to be something that is affordable, efficient and environmentally friendly."

Seeing as there are but a few historic bridges left in this county one wonders what "affordable, efficient" design is in the works for this and the Bagdad Road pony truss.

South Weymouth Road Bridge
Posted March 5, 2013, by Nathan Holth

I fixed the photo source error. The photos in the Ohio Historic Bridge Inventory as provided to me by ODOT (which includes these photos) don't have individual captions so I have to guess as to their original source.

South Weymouth Road Bridge
Posted March 5, 2013, by Ryan Marthey

Photos were taken by the Medina County Engineer's Office, not ODOT.