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6th Steet Bridge (Old)

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6th Street Bridge

A Strauss type bascule bridge once in operation today the bridge is in the fixed position.

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #283305

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Description 

Zanesville at one time has 6 drawbridges (See Movable Bridge Engineering Terry L. Koglin) on the listings of movable bridges of north america in the past before they were replaced with new bridges or some converted to fixed span bridges, however 2 rail drawbridges are in existence the Strauss type and a fixed position swing span bridge hidden next by 4 trussed bridges.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck girder bridge over Muskingum River on 6th Street
Location
Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1914-5; rehabilitated 1977; Replaced 2000
Builders
- Childers Construction Co. of Columbus, Ohio (Superstructure)
- J.A. Swingle of Zanesville, Ohio (Substructure)
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Bascule Designer)
Railroads
- Southeast Ohio Railway & Light Co. (SEOR&L)
- Southeastern Ohio Railway (SEO)
- Streetcar
- Zanesville Electric Railway (ZERy)
Design
Deck girder bascule over the Muskingum River Canal
Four Warren through trusses over the Muskingum River
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 147.0 ft.
Total length: 75.0 ft.
Deck width: 39.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.93540, -82.00605   (decimal degrees)
39°56'07" N, 82°00'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/414042/4421071 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Zanesville West
Inventory numbers
ODOT 6000487 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 60906 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/1991)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 38.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1988)
16,250

Update Log 

  • January 9, 2016: Updated by Luke: Builders
  • May 9, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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