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Blue Creek TR 57 Bridge


Photo taken by Janis Ford in September 2009


BH Photo #193704


Pony truss bridge over Blue Creek on Township Road 57
Paulding County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1905
Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 48.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.99991, -84.69290   (decimal degrees)
40°59'60" N, 84°41'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/694038/4541311 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 6333370 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28184 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 29.1 (out of 100)
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Built 1905 (825)
Built during 1900s (7,688)
Ohio (4,349)
One-lane traffic (7,941)
Open (41,023)
Owned by county (21,665)
Paulding County, Ohio (33)
Pony truss (17,102)
Pratt pony truss (3,993)
Pratt truss (10,432)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,290)
Structurally deficient (12,799)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,566)
Truss (36,155)

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2011: New photos from Bill Eichelberger


  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Janis Ford


Blue Creek TR 57 Bridge
Posted February 15, 2011, by Scott Wiley (fifty [dot] fathoms [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I love how this bridge sits alone in a cornfield.Very cool.

Blue Creek TR 57 Bridge
Posted February 15, 2011, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Posted Janis Ford's pics from the comments section.

Blue Creek TR 57 Bridge
Posted February 15, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nicki, you would need to check with the local library and their newspaper archives to find any information on this event.

Blue Creek TR 57 Bridge
Posted February 15, 2011, by Nicki Wynn (e [dot] nicki [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Does anyone have any accident information in regards to this bridge ? I am looking for info about an accident I think took place at this bridge in the 1960's. 2 Women went over the embancment, one little to no injury the other sustaned a broken neck and did survive. Please help.