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OSRR - Muskingum River Bridge


View of Bridge

Photo taken by Rick Mattioni in August 1990

BH Photo #125708



Through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Ohio Southern Railroad in Zanesville
Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio
Open to traffic
- Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W)
- Ohio Southern Railroad (OSRR)
4 Span Through Truss
Also called
Ohio Southern - Muskingum River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.93788, -82.01055   (decimal degrees)
39°56'16" N, 82°00'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/413660/4421351 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Zanesville West
674 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 37140 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (75)
Have street view (25,814)
Movable (2,867)
Muskingum County, Ohio (83)
Muskingum River (27)
Ohio (3,205)
Ohio Southern Railroad (5)
Open (38,654)
Owned by railroad (11,504)
Railroad (14,684)
Swing (1,380)
Through truss (14,299)
Truss (31,579)
Warren through truss (1,571)
Warren truss (6,331)
Zanesville, Ohio (20)

Update Log 

  • April 30, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 30, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Noted swing span
  • December 17, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Open
  • October 12, 2008: New photo from Rick Mattioni
  • August 11, 2008: Added by Greg Hall


  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com
  • Rick Mattioni
  • Luke
  • Douglas Butler


OSRR - Muskingum River Bridge
Posted August 5, 2014, by Luke

They're guardrails, and yeah, they're basically designed to catch a wheelset/truck during a derailment and guide it along, hopefully minimizing damage.

OSRR - Muskingum River Bridge
Posted August 5, 2014, by Brandon Cooper

I have noticed a fair amount of railroad bridges have that inner rail on the bridge. I have wondered what they use that for. I keep thinking to keep the train from derailing on a bridge, but I am not 100% sure.

OSRR - Muskingum River Bridge
Posted April 30, 2014, by Anonymous

This 2 trussed bridge has a swing bridge in the fixed position hidden on the left side on 2nd street it does not cross the Wakatomika Creek!