6 votes

US36 Tuscarawas River Bridge


Photo taken by Janis Ford in September 2007


BH Photo #131807


Street Views 


US36 Tuscarawas River Bridge Demolition

Mike Lawver via Facebook

Play video


Located at Gnadenhutten, this is the 2nd generation bridge out of 3 to be built. The 1st was located down river on Lock 17 Road. The 3 generation bridge is the one just finished by ODOT, made of concrete. The ceremony and rope cutting of the new bridge is today, November 18, 2016.


Through truss bridge over Tuscarawas River on US 36 in Gnadenhutten
Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas County, Ohio
Demolished by controlled explosion April 7, 2016
Built 1949 by the American Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1995; demolished by explosives April 2016
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 220.2 ft.
Total length: 508.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.9 ft.
Also called
Gnadenhutten Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.36140, -81.44490   (decimal degrees)
40°21'41" N, 81°26'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/462224/4467965 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
ODOT 7900333 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28483 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 12.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)

Update Log 

  • November 17, 2016: New Street View added by Ryan Freeland
  • November 16, 2016: New photos from Ryan Freeland
  • April 11, 2016: New photos from Mark Yurina
  • April 7, 2016: New video from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • November 19, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • April 9, 2014: New Street View added by James Baughn


  • Janis Ford
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • Mark Yurina - markyurina [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Ryan Freeland - ryan [dot] freeland1980 [at] gmail [dot] com


US36 Tuscarawas River Bridge
Posted October 8, 2014, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I made my comments to Odot but ran into the usual ideas about the road needing to be widened and the need for proper vertical clearance.

US36 Tuscarawas River Bridge
Posted October 4, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Tuscarawas River US 36 Bridge
Posted September 15, 2014, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)
Tuscarawas River US 36 Bridge
Posted September 15, 2014, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

ODOT is seeking comments for replacing this bridge in 2016

Tuscarawas River US 36 Bridge
Posted March 31, 2009, by aaron weaver (aaron13weaver [at] yahoo [dot] com)

30 feet between floor beams....total span is closer to 600 feet