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Otway Covered bridge 35-73-15

Photos 

Otway oh.JPG

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BH Photo #223330

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Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Smith through truss bridge over Scioto Brush Creek on Old OH 348
Location
Otway, Scioto County, Ohio
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1874 by the Smith Bridge Co. Arches added in 1896, 1920's Polygonal Warren Rivetted Pony Truss added as approach, Bypassed in 1963
Builder
- Smith Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Design
Smith through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 127.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 3, 1974
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.86285, -83.19007   (decimal degrees)
38°51'46" N, 83°11'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/309982/4303836 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Otway
Inventory numbers
NRHP 74002280 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 50113 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • August 19, 2016: New photos from Janis Ford
  • May 16, 2014: New photo from Don O'Brien
  • March 16, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • January 13, 2012: New Street View added by james back
  • November 10, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • james back
  • Don O'Brien - dok97 [at] frontier [dot] com
  • Janis Ford
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Otway Covered bridge
Posted December 3, 2012, by Anonymous

Aw, cool! It's 2, 2, 2 bridges in 1! So I could walk on the metal bridge to the covered bridge but not through it?

Otway Covered bridge
Posted October 7, 2012, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

Sorry, meant to include this one as well.

Otway Covered bridge
Posted October 7, 2012, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

Photo from 10/7/12 showing both the covered bridge & the metal bridge on the east end. Technically, the metal bridge is still open to traffic. Only the covered bridge is closed.

Otway Covered bridge
Posted October 7, 2012, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

3 wooden supports added inside the bridge. Photos taken 10/7/12.