Hi, Concerning the Zanesville RailRoad Bridge, (Ohio) The issue of the magazine "Construction Methods & Equipment", October 1952, p.57 to 59 with 6 photographs, describes the work for protection of piers, as we see today still. From this article, I quote: "The stone piers supporting the steel structure were badly damaged when the bridge was washed out during the flood in 1913. When rebuilt, the bases of the piers were encased in concrete. Through the ensuing years, the piers were eroded by the swift current of the Muskingum until it became necesssary to restore the foundations ..." Your site on the bridges is well done, very interesting , with beautiful and interesting photographs . Congratulations. With my Sympathy . A Frenchman. Paul Nadal .
Not sure if line is still in use. Draw bridge on East end over the canal was open and general appearance was that this may not be currently in use.
Photo 1- Draw Bridge over canal on East end
Photo 2- Looking North/West
Photo 3- Looking East
Photo 4- different angle of Draw bridge on East end
Photo 5- Looking North from Y-Bridge-note the very west span is taller, maybe moved in from different location?
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