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Old Cherry Street Bridge

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Photo taken by Ohio Historic Bridge Inventory in April 2009

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BH Photo #433046

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Description 

Location on BridgeHunter is rough estimate based on description and photos.

From Ohio Historic Bridge Inventory: County: STARK Township: JACKSON TWP Crosses: NOTHING Carries: PEDESTRIAN TRAIL Location: OFF OF ERIE AVE .3 MI. W. OF TR 352

The bridge is resting on the ground (not crossing anything) next to a pedestrian trail along the Ohio & Erie Canal accessed from Erie Avenue. It is the former Cherry Street bridge. The bridge is a complete but perhaps racked example of a Massillon bowstring pony truss with their patented ribbed design. The bridge itself has integrity. "The ca. 1875 bowstring truss bridge is attributable to the Massillon Bridge Co. due to the configuration of the trusses arch chord. It was reportedly moved to the present location in the 1930s and raised in 1972 when this section of the canal was restored. The bridge was surveyed by the SHPO in 1980 and recommended eligible. It was also included in the ODOT 1981 survey as a select bridge. It is a rare and technologically significant example of the type/design. The eligible recommendation remains appropriate.

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Nothing on Trail
Location
Stark County, Ohio
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built ca. 1875
Builder
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.84606, -81.53819   (decimal degrees)
40°50'46" N, 81°32'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/454631/4521807 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 82521 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 13, 2018: Added by Nathan Holth

Comments 

Old Cherry Street Bridge
Posted August 13, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Wow! Nice find