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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


BH Photo #134979

Street View 


Stone arch bridge over Rock Road S. on abandoned section of Conrail (former Erie RR) in Ontario
Richland County, Ohio
Built 1868 by the Erie Railroad, Lost 2013
- Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL)
- 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)


19th Century (8,397)
Arch (12,662)
Built 1868 (114)
Built during 1860s (600)
Deck arch (11,898)
Erie Lackawanna Railroad (436)
Erie Railroad (305)
Have street view (28,916)
Lost (28,529)
Lost 2013 (382)
Lost during 2010s (3,603)
Ohio (4,201)
Railroad (16,462)
Richland County, Ohio (44)
Span length under 25 feet (7,093)
Stone arch (3,285)
Total length under 25 feet (2,595)

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


  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Luke
  • John Marvig - marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com


Erie - Rock Road South Overpass
Posted March 28, 2019, by Brendan Edward Delay (brendandelay [at] ameritech [dot] net)

For what reason was it torn out? A truck top hit it? What happened to the cut stone?

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?