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Tuscarawas Avenue Bridge

Photos 

New UCEB

Taken during the annual Ohio Signal Meet

Photo taken by Ian Anderson in May 2011

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BH Photo #199156

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Tuscarawas River on Tuscarawas Avenue in Dover
Location
Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by new UCEB
History
Built 1907 by the Concrete - Steel Engr. Co., New York; rehabilitated 1956; Replaced 2010
Builder
- Concrete-Steel Engineering Co. of New York, New York
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 107.0 ft.
Total length: 400.9 ft.
Deck width: 36.1 ft.
Also called
Factory Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.51762, -81.47610   (decimal degrees)
40°31'03" N, 81°28'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/459668/4485319 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dover
Inventory numbers
ODOT 7960018 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28481 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 02/2009)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 43.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1951)
13,000

Update Log 

  • November 16, 2017: New photo from Dave King
  • September 14, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 5, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 17, 2011: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • May 17, 2011: Updated by Ian Anderson: Bridge has been replaced
  • April 14, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: made slight adjustment to gps coordinates

Sources 

Comments 

Tuscarawas Avenue Bridge
Posted December 2, 2011, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Ohio has also demolished several open and closed spandral through arches too.

Tuscarawas Avenue Bridge
Posted May 17, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Better throw in one of these for good measure.......

Tuscarawas Avenue Bridge
Posted May 17, 2011, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

If this bridge is supposed to be state of the art and able to hold increasing amounts of traffic- much better than the arch bridges like the ones we have here in Europe- then I have this to say: OH SPARE ME!!!!

Tuscarawas Avenue Bridge
Posted May 17, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Good idea, Ohio has certainly earned it over the years since they seem to have demolished more concrete arches than any other state when you consider Dayton, Columbus, and other places.

Tuscarawas Avenue Bridge
Posted May 17, 2011, by Molly Hill

I second that, POOP QUAKE!!!! Hay Nathan, where's those barf bags???? BLARG!!!

Tuscarawas Avenue Bridge
Posted May 17, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I added some photos from the Historic Bridge Inventory showing the historic bridge. The replacement bridge is an epic failure.

Tuscarawas Avenue Bridge
Posted May 17, 2011, by Matt Lohry

In the famous words of Wayne Kizziar--POOP QUAKE!!

Tuscarawas Avenue Bridge
Posted May 17, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah..... Despite the nice beige and red paint scheme.... It's still ugly!