Rating:
4 votes

Fairhaven Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #108422

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Four Mile Creek on Fairhaven-Concord Road
Location
Preble County, Ohio
Status
Replaced and moved to Preble County Historical Society property.
History
Built 1907
Design
Pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 86.9 ft.
Total length: 90.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.67741, -84.77191   (decimal degrees)
39°40'39" N, 84°46'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/691089/4394327 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fairhaven
Average daily traffic (as of 1969)
230
Inventory numers
ODOT 6836402 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28258 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2012)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 11.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • October 11, 2016: New photo from Janis Ford
  • July 18, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status
  • June 25, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • February 16, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • October 6, 2005: Posted photos from Jonathan Maxwell

Sources 

  • Jonathan Maxwell - themaxwellshouse [at] roadrunner [dot] com
  • Janis Ford
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth

Comments 

Fairhaven Bridge
Posted April 24, 2014, by Shawn (shawn [dot] r [dot] dougherty [at] gmail [dot] com)

I was just at the preble county historical society yesterday and saw it piled up next to the creek. Pretty exciting. I think it will be a good home for this old guy.

Fairhaven Bridge
Posted September 15, 2013, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

As I understand it, the bridge will be removed this week (9/17/13). It is to be reassembled on the grounds of the Preble County Historical Society.

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

Yeah Nathan...I know.

But it will still NEVER make any sense!!

Fairhaven Bridge
Posted July 18, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Tony, you should know this... its probably one tiny little problem controlling the load limit... if they would fix that one thing, it might jump back to the old limit. Also, I know for a fact that sometimes highway agencies close truss bridges simply because they think they are a liability... even if inspections show they are safe.

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

How do you go from a 24 ton rating to 0? Makes no sense to me!

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

Sadly, I found the bridge closed when I visited 07/16/12.