Rating:
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Myrtle Ake Road Bridge

Photos 

Not a very good picture lighting was bad

Photo taken by John Goold in April 2012

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BH Photo #229365

Map 

Essay 

Written by John Goold

This bridge is to the right when going northbound on Interstate 77. It is between the Macksburg and Caldwell exits right after the Big Musky sign. It appears to have its original guardrail intact and is not in too bad condition despite not having a road bed.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pony truss bridge
Location
Noble County, Ohio
Status
Abandoned with deck removed.
History
Road abandoned when I-77 was constructed.
Builder
- Champion Bridge Co. of Wilmington, Ohio
Design
Five panel pin-connected half-hip Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.71563, -81.51309   (decimal degrees)
39°42'56" N, 81°30'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/456021/4396321 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Caldwell South
Inventory numbers
61XXXX1
BH 51998 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,292)
Champion Bridge Co. (91)
Half-hip Pratt pony truss (440)
Noble County, Ohio (20)
Ohio (3,095)
Pin-connected (3,663)
Pony truss (15,579)
Pratt pony truss (3,373)
Pratt truss (8,523)
Truss (30,973)

Update Log 

  • October 17, 2017: Updated by Dave King: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • October 8, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
  • October 8, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Detailed Information.
  • October 7, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Removed category "Railroad"
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • April 9, 2012: New photos from John Goold
  • April 9, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: FOUND IT
  • April 8, 2012: Essay added by John Goold

Sources 

Comments 

Myrtle Ake Road Bridge
Posted October 17, 2017, by Mike Tewkesbury (gb_packards [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I took this shot in March 2010.

Abandoned Pony Truss Bridge
Posted October 8, 2012, by Matt Lohry

Built way too light to be a railroad bridge--this is an old road bridge for sure.

Abandoned Pony Truss Bridge
Posted October 7, 2012, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am not sure if it is railroad because a car road leads up to it.