3 votes

Welty's Bridge



The road and cars in the background is I-77

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in March 2009


BH Photo #147603

Street Views 


Through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on Mt. Pleasant Road
Tuscarawas County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Two pin-connected, 5-panel Pratt through trusses
Also called
Mt. Pleasant Rd. Sugar Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.57369, -81.51538   (decimal degrees)
40°34'25" N, 81°30'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/456377/4491561 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
968 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 43493 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


5-panel truss (603)
Have street view (29,908)
Ohio (4,681)
Open (41,205)
Pin-connected (5,049)
Pratt through truss (6,229)
Pratt truss (10,540)
Through truss (17,885)
Truss (36,793)
Tuscarawas County, Ohio (55)

Update Log 

  • January 31, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 3, 2017: New Street View added by Ryan Freeland
  • November 19, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • May 28, 2010: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • October 14, 2009: Added by Joshua Collins


  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Ryan Freeland - ryan [dot] freeland1980 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein


Welty's Bridge
Posted March 20, 2017, by David Case

This is a neat bridge. I used to enjoy seeing it as a child traveling down I-77 in my parents car. I was fortunate to be able to visit it in person in March of 2017. I will not add photos as it is well represented here. I don't know how much longer this bridge will be around. It is not in real good structural condition.

Mt. Pleasant Rd. Sugar Creek Bridge
Posted January 31, 2017, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

This is interesting information... the Historic Bridge inventory felt that (and I agree) that the details of this truss bridge suggest it was originally fabricated by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company in the 1890s. Yet the history of a 1913 flood washing out a bridge makes sense too, this flood decimated Ohio. So if both of these histories are correct, these spans must have been reused spans that were relocated here.

Mt. Pleasant Rd. Sugar Creek Bridge
Posted January 31, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Thanks Sherman! Added to bridge page, crediting you.

Mt. Pleasant Rd. Sugar Creek Bridge
Posted January 31, 2017, by Sherman Cahal (shermancahal [at] gmail [dot] com)

I discovered today that this was locally known as Welty's Bridge. It replaced two earlier covered spans, the latter of which was destroyed in a flood in 1913: http://bridgestunnels.com/bridges/ohio/weltys-bridge/

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