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Township Road 18A Bridge

Photos 

Road 18-A Pony Truss

Photo taken by Brian McKee Oct 23, 2011

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BH Photo #218419

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over North Powell Creek on Township Road 18A
Location
Putnam County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca.1870's by D.H. Morrison
Builders
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
- D.H. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 38.1 ft.
Total length: 40.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.14167, -84.21833   (decimal degrees)
41°08'30" N, 84°13'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/733453/4558213 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Bavaria
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
96
Inventory numbers
ODOT 6931928 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28303 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 43 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Columbia Bridge Works (48)
D.H. Morrison (14)
NR-eligible (4,015)
Non-Select (300)
Ohio (3,119)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Open (38,207)
Owned by county (20,050)
Pony truss (15,694)
Pratt pony truss (3,476)
Pratt truss (8,739)
Putnam County, Ohio (21)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,948)
Structurally deficient (15,855)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,706)
Truss (31,221)

Update Log 

  • August 18, 2015: Updated by Art Suckewer: Add "Columbia Bridge Works" - D. H. Morrison's Company
  • October 24, 2011: New photos from Brian McKee
  • October 23, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: changed date

Sources 

Comments 

Township Road 18A Bridge
Posted September 30, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Tony,

I like it, clean lines and delicate.

Regards,

Art S.

Township Road 18A Bridge
Posted September 30, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Putnam County has a nice set of Morrison spans with the Mallaham Bridge and this neat little Pratt pony. They should secure funding to restore this one as well!