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Wheeler's Mill Bridge

Photo 

Wheeler Mill Bridge

Scanned from a Scioto County map. The old bridge that is now in storage.

Photo taken Scioto County Engineers staff. (scanned by Don O'Brien)

BH Photo #145807

Map 

Description 

A very unique bridge that may be the only remaining example of what is referred to as a Camelback Bowstring through truss.

Facts 

Overview
Former bowstring through truss bridge over Little Scioto River on TR 238
Location
Scioto County, Ohio
Status
Moved to Franklin County where it was restored and placed on the Alum Creek Trail.
History
Built by the Brackett Bridge Co. in 1902, dismantled and moved to Franklin County where it was placed on a trail.
Builder
- Brackett Bridge Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio
Design
Camelback bowstring through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 153.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Little Scioto River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.82667, -82.84833   (decimal degrees)
38°49'36" N, 82°50'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/339553/4299164 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Minford
Inventory numbers
ODOT 7334303 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28352 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 6, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added information about relocation of this unique bridge.
  • September 1, 2009: New photo from Don O'Brien

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