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Stillwell Road Bridge


Looking Southeast

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in winter 2007/2008


BH Photo #135434



Lost Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over the Muskingum River on Stillwell Road
Muskingum County, Ohio
Removed with no replacement.
Polygonal Warren through truss with riveted connections.
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 467.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.13616, -81.94597   (decimal degrees)
40°08'10" N, 81°56'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/419412/4443298 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1994)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 6046215 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 41788 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2010)
Overall condition: Poor
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 6, 2013: New photo from Doug Chapman
  • May 5, 2013: New photo from Doug Chapman
  • April 27, 2013: New photos from Doug Chapman
  • April 26, 2013: Updated by Tony Dillon: Modified status
  • February 7, 2013: New photo from Doug Chapman
  • April 28, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge is being removed
  • November 8, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged NBI Data
  • March 15, 2009: Added by Joshua Collins


  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Doug Chapman


Stillwell Road Bridge
Posted April 26, 2013, by Doug Chapman (upsers59 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Latest and Final update.I paid a visit to the bridge today on 4-26-2013. The bridge is 100% completely gone.No trusses left only concrete supports.It is a lost bridge now.

Stillwell Road Bridge
Posted December 17, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Anyone been to this bridge recently? The recent Google satellite image is odd. One span is removed, the other two remain but with deck gone. This would imply the image was taken during demolition yet I cannot see any construction equipment around the bridge. Is the bridge completely gone?

Muskingum River Stillwell Rd. bridge
Posted April 28, 2012, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus4 [at] aol [dot] com)

Ohio is using their money to do trivial little projects like this that are a total waste so they can claim no money for the important projects so they can justify selling the turnpike. They will do this bridge or the one at Navarre which are not important at all then skip the popular and important projects and claim lack of money.

Muskingum River Stillwell Rd. bridge
Posted April 22, 2012, by Irv Oslin (irvoslin [at] gmail [dot] com)

I plan to visit the Stillwell Bridge site via canoe the last weekend of April?

Where can I find historical data on it? I see it was built in 1904. I would imagine it had to be rebuilt after the 1913 flood. There is debris in the river, most likely from the flood.

As I recall, there was or is a campground nearby. If I can get permission, I would like to camp there and do some exploring for an article or blog post.

Muskingum River Stillwell Rd. bridge
Posted April 11, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Wow. With stupid wasteful things like this going on I find it hard to believe the claims that there is a shortage of surface transportation funding in this country. Ohio obviously has gobs of money to be throwing around if they intend to waste it on something as useless as demolishing this bridge.

Muskingum River Stillwell Rd. bridge
Posted April 11, 2012, by Douglas Chapman (upsers59 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

NEWS BULLITIN-on April 11 2012 I visited this bridge and it is being torn out.There were contractors there and the deck has been removed.This bridge will be gone soon.