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Fudge Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Janis Ford July 2007

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BH Photo #131792

Map 

Description 

A very long and impressive pony truss that needs to be restored.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Aukerman Creek on TR 347
Location
Preble County, Ohio
Status
Currently closed to automobile traffic.
History
Built 1913 by the Central States Bridge Co. of Indanapolis, In
Builder
- Central States Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
Design
Pinned Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 86.0 ft.
Total length: 90.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Aukerman Creek TR 347 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66007, -84.52042   (decimal degrees)
39°39'36" N, 84°31'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/712714/4392968 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
West Alexandria
Average daily traffic (as of 1969)
70
Inventory numbers
ODOT 6838235 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28251 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2017)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Imminent Failure (1 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 17.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • July 18, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status
  • August 3, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • March 17, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added GPS

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Comments 

Fudge Road Bridge
Posted July 18, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

One of the longest pinned Pratt ponies in existence on a very low volume road. Needs to be repaired and reopened instead of spending the money on an unnecessary new structure here.

Fudge Road Bridge
Posted July 17, 2012, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

Another bridge I found closed 07/16/12. This bridge is in "Weird Ohio". Surely they can't remove it!