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6th Street Bridge (1885)


1913 Photo


BH Photo #450703


Lost five-span through truss bridge over Muskingum River and canal on 6th Street
Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1885; opened to traffic December 7, 1885; destroyed by flood March 26, 1913; replaced 1914
- Columbia Bridge Co. of Dayton, Ohio [also known as Columbia Bridge Works]
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
- T.B. Townsend of Zanesville, Ohio (Substructure)
Pratt through truss
4 spans over Muskingum River + 1 swing truss over canal
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.93530, -82.00621   (decimal degrees)
39°56'07" N, 82°00'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/414028/4421060 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Zanesville West
Inventory number
BH 70484 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 26, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • January 15, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Destroyed by flood", "Great Flood of 1913"
  • September 28, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added dimensions and dates of opening and destruction
  • December 4, 2020: Updated by Luke: Corrected builder to pre-existing category
  • December 4, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: tweaked the builder names
  • June 24, 2019: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • January 9, 2016: Added by Luke

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Thanks always appreciate an assist. Guess this was OBVIOUS but some times get caught up in satellite views and don't look at big picture!

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