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Erie - Rock Road South Overpass



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As you can see, the southern half is made of cut stone...

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in March 2009


Street View 


Stone arch bridge over Rock Road S. on abandoned section of Conrail (former Erie RR) in Ontario
Richland County, Ohio
Future prospects
Damaged by oversized construction truck July 22, 2011. Reported as slated for demolition (account highway obstruction and truck damage) in May 19, 2012 Mansfield News Journal after months of deliberation and debate by county and railroad officials. Bridge was listed on the 2012 List of Ohio's Most Endangered Historic Sites, according to Preservation Ohio.
Built 1868 by the Erie Railroad, Lost 2013
- Erie Railroad (ERIE)
Stone arch, then bridge was widened using concrete, Southern half is cut stone and Northern half is concrete.
Length of largest span: 15.1 ft.
Total length: 21.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.75801, -82.63315   (decimal degrees)
40°45'29" N, 82°37'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/362145/4513177 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
ODOT 7064799 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28325 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 1971)


19th Century (5,237)
Arch (10,580)
Built 1868 (73)
Built during 1860s (335)
Deck arch (9,845)
Doomed (1,041)
Erie Railroad (155)
Have street view (17,895)
Lost (15,031)
Lost 2013 (203)
Lost during 2010s (1,369)
Ohio (2,701)
Railroad (11,317)
Richland County, Ohio (34)
Span length under 25 feet (4,993)
Stone arch (2,432)
Total length under 25 feet (1,758)

Update Log 

  • October 27, 2015: Updated by John Marvig: added lost date
  • October 27, 2015: Updated by Luke: Updated status per forum comment;
  • October 2, 2012: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Damage reported; Bridge slated for demolition as of June 2012
  • April 1, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: added google street view
  • March 22, 2009: Updated by Joshua Collins: overview
  • March 6, 2009: New photos from Joshua Collins



Erie - Rock Road South Overpass
Posted October 27, 2015, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

10/24/15 We drove the length of Rock Rd S between 430/309 & Lexington-Ontario Rd. Didn't see anything like this. I think it must be gone.

Rock Road S. Bridge
Posted January 10, 2013, by Anonymous

Should this mongrel bridge also be categorized as a concrete arch?