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Oak Knoll Park Bridge

Photos 

View Across Deck From South End

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #191439

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Howe pony truss bridge on a footpath at Oak Knoll Park in Massillon
Location
Massillon, Stark County, Ohio
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1859 by Joseph Davenport near Alliance; relocated to Massillon in 1899; rehabilitated 2010
Builders
- C.M. Russell & Co. (Fabricator)
- Joseph Davenport (Design)
Design
Wrought- and cast-iron Howe pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 27.8 ft.
Total length: 27.8 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.78895, -81.52567   (decimal degrees)
40°47'20" N, 81°31'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/455649/4515462 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Massillon
Inventory number
BH 47482 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 25, 2018: New photos from Chester Gehman
  • August 13, 2018: New photo from David Case
  • January 1, 2011: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

Comments 

Oak Knoll Park Bridge
Posted December 26, 2018, by Chester Gehman (gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dana & Kay:

The scissors might have been.

Oak Knoll Park Bridge
Posted December 25, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Chester Thanks for making the Journey. Only visited one 1859 bridge before, a LITTLE hard to find. Could you tell if Railing "Ribbons" were Wrought?

Oak Knoll Park Bridge
Posted August 13, 2018, by David Case

This is supposed to be the oldest truss bridge standing in Ohio. It was restored in 2010 and the Sippo Valley trail now passes underneath it. This is a very nice spot to visit and appreciate this old bridge.