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Y Bridge (4th)

Photos 

View, Looking Northwest From Putnam Hill, Showing Three Bridge Sections

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #323749

Map 

Description 

The Y-Bridge was one of the early bridges in the United States to use concrete and steel construction. At the time it was built, it was the only bridge in the United States with a Y configuration. The bridge was designed by Edward Landor, who used the Thacher patent system of construction. The Y-Bridge, along with the three wooden bridges it replaced, has been a part of the national road system since the eighteenth century.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Another source credits Osborn Engineering Company as a consultant. http://www.structuremag.org/?p=930

Facts 

Overview
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Muskingum River & Licking River on Road
Location
Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1902, Replaced 1984
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Design)
- Berlin Bridge Co. of New Berlin, Connecticut (Contractor)
- Edward Landor (Designer/Resident Engineer)
- Osborn Engineering Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Railroads
- Columbus, Newark & Zanesville Traction Co. (CN&Z)
- Interurban
- Ohio Electric Railway (OE)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.94049, -82.01419   (decimal degrees)
39°56'26" N, 82°00'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/413352/4421644 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Zanesville West
Land survey
T. 16 N., R. 14 W., Sec. 1
Inventory number
BH 59011 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 28, 2016: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 30, 2015: HAER photos posted by Luke
  • December 18, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • December 16, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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