5 votes

Orient Bridge


Photo taken by Satolli Glassmeyer


BH Photo #110190

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History In Your Own Backyard


Whipple through truss bridge over Big Darby Creek on abandoned section of OH 762.
Pickaway County, Ohio
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1885 by the Cleveland Bridge & Iron Co.
- Cleveland Bridge & Iron Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Whipple through truss
Total length: 225.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.80167, -83.17000   (decimal degrees)
39°48'06" N, 83°10'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/314226/4407997 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
ODOT 6503756 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28204 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 29, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "15-panel truss", "Finials", "One-lane traffic", "Pin-connected", "Stone Abutments", "Big Darby Creek", "Bypassed"
  • January 25, 2021: New video from Mike Daffron
  • July 17, 2016: New photos from Mike Mullins
  • October 10, 2014: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • November 5, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • March 31, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • December 22, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added date and modified builder's name
  • August 18, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon



Orient Bridge
Posted January 27, 2021, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)
Orient Bridge
Posted May 20, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)
Orient Bridge
Posted November 5, 2011, by J.P.

not only that but beware of security guards, I had a security guard claim the bridge is on State Correctional Property, and ripped me and James up and down, and even threatened to call the state police. We did not pass any signage that would stop anyone from visiting the bridge, the closest signs are on a street on the east side of the bridge. But I would recommend be careful.

Big Darby Creek OH 762 Bridge
Posted January 31, 2008, by Anonymous

Anyone visiting this bridge must lock their car doors and beware of their surroundings. The bridge is near a correctional facility! Also, next to this bridge is a high railroad bridge.