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Owens Road Bridge


Photo taken by Janis Ford 08/19/2007


BH Photo #131803



Through truss bridge over Panther Creek on Owens Road (TR 76)
Miami County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1880's; rehabilitated 1958
- Smith Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 84.0 ft.
Total length: 86.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.08080, -84.35498   (decimal degrees)
40°04'51" N, 84°21'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/725525/4440078 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pleasant Hill
Inventory numbers
ODOT 5533260 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28047 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 04/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 16.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2003)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2016: Updated by Janis Ford: Corrected coordinates
  • November 18, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • July 7, 2014: New photos from James McCray
  • August 18, 2011: New photos from Luke Harden
  • February 8, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • August 24, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: builder and changed date


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Janis Ford
  • Luke
  • Wayne Grodkiewicz - WGrodkiewi [at] aol [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net


Owens Road Bridge
Posted August 24, 2008, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

In looking closer at the pictures of this bridge I noticed an identical feature in this bridge to the Hamilton Road Bridge in Allen Co., IN. The ends of the floor beams feature a design that tells me this is a Smith Bridge Co. span. That would also date this bridge to the 1880's, since Smith Bridge became the Toledo Bridge Co. around 1890.

These pictures show the floor beam end and the portal details on the Hamilton Road Bridge.

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.