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Scioto River CR 4 Bridge


Photo taken by Satolli Glassmeyer


BH Photo #110200


Street Views 


Through truss bridge over Scioto River on CR 4
Pickaway County, Ohio
Demolished and replaced with a slab of concrete.
Built 1914 by the Oregonia Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1983; replaced 2010
- Oregonia Bridge Co. of Lebanon, Ohio
Camelback through truss
Length of largest span: 233.0 ft.
Total length: 710.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.63287, -82.96223   (decimal degrees)
39°37'58" N, 82°57'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/331605/4388850 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
ODOT 6533159 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28215 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2008)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 39.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1980)

Update Log 

  • November 16, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • November 15, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • November 15, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • March 31, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added Google Street View.
  • May 17, 2009: New photos from Brian McKee



Scioto River CR 4 Bridge
Posted November 17, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Salvage and placement of the plaques as part of an interpretive center was indeed part of the project. Here is a photo from the Pickaway County website http://www.pickaway.org/engineer/sciotoriverbridge.html

Scioto River CR 4 Bridge
Posted November 17, 2010, by Todd D Walker (mrwalk [at] aol [dot] com)

I hope someone knows if the demo crews spared the plaques of this wasted truss. I seen it had pretty ornate releif design according to the pictures on here. I did read that the ugly concrete thing does have some sort of monument or I should say "memorial" or "epitaph" set into one of its railings for the truss and the covered bridge that preceded it.

Scioto River CR 4 Bridge
Posted May 20, 2009, by Anonymous

Has construction on the gosh-darn UCEB even started?

Scioto River CR 4 Bridge
Posted December 24, 2007, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] scenicroadrallies [dot] com)

A few pictures from Friday, December 21, 2007. Spoke with the county on 12/21/07 and like Janis said the State will be building a new bridge next to this steel truss beginning in 2008. The project should last about 2 years but they have no idea what the State plans to do with the steel truss. Is there any type of a clearing house for these old bridges that can possibly be saved and used elsewhere such as a park?

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.

Scioto River CR 4 Bridge
Posted November 25, 2007, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

This is bridge 6533159. It is still there, and it is spectacular. See it quickly, though. It's scheduled to be removed in 2008.