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Honey Creek Preserve Bridge

Map 

Description 

This bridge is located on an old alignment of what is now Ohio 571, in the Honey Creek Preserve. According to the Ohio Historic Bridge list, it was built ca 1890. The current alignment was built ca 1938, and the old alignment was used by the farmer who owned the surrounding land. Then in the mid 1990's, the farmer donated much of his land to the Miami County Parks District, and it is being allowed to return to nature, and wetlands have been created.

At one time, the bridge was clearly visible from the current Ohio 571 bridge over the Great Miami River, but with the growth of trees over the years, it is now obscured for much of the year, but can be seen when there are no leaves.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Honey Creek
Location
Miami County, Ohio
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built ca 1890, abandoned ca 1940
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 112.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.95984, -84.14006   (decimal degrees)
39°57'35" N, 84°08'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/744284/4427216 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tipp City
Inventory number
BH 63944 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,315)
Miami County, Ohio (55)
Ohio (3,101)
Owned privately (1,494)
Pratt through truss (4,932)
Pratt truss (8,623)
Through truss (13,903)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,955)
Truss (31,038)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2014: Added by Bob Heffner

Sources 

  • Bob Heffner - robert [dot] heffner [at] sbcglobal [dot] net