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Liberty East Road-Alum Creek Bridge


The wrong way to limit the load on a bridge

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in July 2009


BH Photo #142517



Pratt through truss bridge over Alum Creek on CR 225 (W. Liberty E. Rd.)
Morrow County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1876 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1942
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Wrought iron, pinned Pratt through truss.
Length of largest span: 87.9 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
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


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


  • 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


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.