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Whetstone Creek TR 126 (Orchard Dr.) Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Janis Ford

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BH Photo #216661

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony truss bridge over Whetstone Creek on TR 126 (Orchard Dr.) in Mount Gilead
Location
Morrow County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by modern pony truss
History
Built 1874 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1995
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.54500, -82.85500   (decimal degrees)
40°32'42" N, 82°51'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/342919/4489902 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mount Gilead
Inventory numbers
ODOT 5930073 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28130 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 6, 2009: Updated by Joshua Collins: status, overview

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Janis Ford

Comments 

Whetstone Creek TR 126 (Orchard Dr.) Bridge
Posted March 6, 2009, by Rick McOmber (r [dot] mcomber [at] comcast [dot] net)

It is unfortunate this bridge is gone. The panels on this were very tall on each side of this pin connected bridge. This bridge also featured WIBC's unique feature of large bolts where the endpost and top chord meet.