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Liberty East Road-Alum Creek Bridge

Photos 

The wrong way to limit the load on a bridge

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in July 2009

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BH Photo #142517

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Alum Creek on CR 225 (W. Liberty E. Rd.)
Location
Morrow County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1876 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1942
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Wrought iron, pinned Pratt through truss.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 87.9 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Old Main Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.37407, -82.88708   (decimal degrees)
40°22'27" N, 82°53'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/339797/4470985 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kilbourne
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
184
Inventory numbers
ODOT 5932394 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28093 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 25.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (7,941)
Built 1876 (112)
Built during 1870s (1,184)
Morrow County, Ohio (55)
NR-eligible (4,064)
Non-Select (300)
Ohio (3,781)
One-lane traffic (7,664)
Open (40,326)
Owned by county (21,287)
Pin-connected (4,138)
Pratt through truss (5,719)
Pratt truss (9,807)
Relocated (984)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,549)
Through truss (15,903)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,681)
Truss (34,171)
Wrought Iron Bridge Co. (408)

Update Log 

  • August 20, 2021: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • January 2, 2021: New photos from Matthew Hemmer
  • April 30, 2018: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • March 19, 2015: Photo imported by Sandor Gulyas
  • November 15, 2010: New photos from Brian McKee
  • July 30, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Adjusted truss type
  • April 2, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: made slight adjustment to gps coordinates
  • July 12, 2009: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • June 19, 2009: Updated by Joshua Collins: added road name

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Janis Ford
  • Matthew Hemmer - matthemmer1994 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Paul Plassman

Comments 

Alum Creek CR 225 (W. Liberty E. Rd.) Bridge
Posted June 2, 2020, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] HistoryInYourOwnBackyard [dot] com)

Here's a link to a video I recently did on the bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KINQ9bFzIXM&t=13s

Alum Creek CR 225 (W. Liberty E. Rd.) Bridge
Posted March 19, 2015, by Sandor Gulyas (sgulya1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

According to the Morrow County Historical Society, this bridge was originally located near the Morrow County Fairgrounds, in Mt. Gilead, and later moved to this location in Peru Twp.