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Blue Creek TR 57 Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Janis Ford in September 2009

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BH Photo #193704

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Blue Creek on Township Road 57
Location
Paulding County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1905
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
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:
Convoy
Inventory numbers
ODOT 6333370 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28184 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2015)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 29.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1975)
30

Categories 

Built 1905 (728)
Built during 1900s (6,349)
Ohio (2,924)
One-lane traffic (7,433)
Open (36,881)
Owned by county (18,920)
Paulding County, Ohio (9)
Pony truss (15,080)
Pratt pony truss (3,199)
Pratt truss (8,069)
Span length 25-50 feet (13,733)
Structurally deficient (18,550)
Total length 25-50 feet (9,931)
Truss (29,543)

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2011: New photos from Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Janis Ford

Comments 

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.

e.nicki@yahoo.com