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Shade River OH 248 Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Don O'Brien in September 2008

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BH Photo #130617

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Facts 

Overview
Through arch bridge over Shade River on OH 248
Location
Meigs County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1926; rehabilitated 2000
Design
Concrete through arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 106.0 ft.
Total length: 107.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.08740, -81.92511   (decimal degrees)
39°05'15" N, 81°55'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/419991/4326882 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chester
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
978
Inventory numbers
ODOT 5302587 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28002 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Arch (11,437)
Built 1926 (708)
Built during 1920s (9,361)
Concrete pony arch (44)
Have street view (24,949)
Meigs County, Ohio (9)
NR-eligible (3,998)
NR-listed (2,860)
Ohio (3,055)
Open (38,307)
Owned by state (14,858)
Rainbow arch (240)
Select (530)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,196)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,924)

Update Log 

  • April 13, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • December 18, 2008: New photo from Don O'Brien

Sources 

  • Don O'Brien - dok97 [at] frontier [dot] com
  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com

Comments 

Shade River OH 248 Bridge
Posted April 14, 2010, by James Baughn (webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com)

Craig: As Nathan explains, most authorities only make a distinction between "pony" and "through" configurations for truss bridges and not other designs. However, on this site, I generally do try to make the distinction for arch bridges, as this makes the design of the bridge more clear.

For girder bridges, it doesn't really matter, although I've always found the term "through girder" to be ugly: it makes me think of the Robert Stephenson "tubular" girder bridges in the UK that do have overhead bracing. See:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conwy_railway_bridge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britannia_Bridge

Shade River OH 248 Bridge
Posted April 13, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The term "through" in bridges means that the superstructure is above and beside the deck. It is not required that there be overhead bracing, with the single exception being truss bridges. As you probably already know, with truss bridges, we use the term "pony" to refer to truss bridges without overhead bracing. While this "pony" and "through" set of terms might seem useful with arch bridges, these terms are not used by those in the transportation/bridge industry with any bridge type except truss bridges, at least in my experience. While I know BridgeHunter often labels through plate girders as "pony" plate girders, this is the only place where I have seen that usage with girders.

By the way, in the old days, pony truss bridges were called "low truss" bridges and through truss bridges were called "high truss" bridges.

Arch type and definitions
Posted April 13, 2010, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

This arch is listed as a through arch, help me here, I understand that the roadbed passes "through" the arch with the arch extending above and below the roadbed, but I thought a "through arch" meant there was at least one overhead tying element that connected from one side to the other. I am looking to learn here.