Rating:
4 votes

RJCL - Tuscarawas River Bridge (Dover)

Photos 

Overview

Looking West

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in March 2009

Enlarge

BH Photo #147605

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Tuscarawas River on Railroad in Dover
Location
Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
Railroad
- R.J. Corman Railroad (RJCN; RJCR; RJCC; RJCL; RJCM; RJCP; RJCK; RJNX; RJCV)
Design
Two pin-connected, 7-panel Pratt through trusses
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.51737, -81.47625   (decimal degrees)
40°31'03" N, 81°28'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/459655/4485291 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dover
Inventory number
BH 43494 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

7-panel truss (348)
Dover, Ohio (4)
Have street view (22,581)
Ohio (2,928)
Open (36,893)
Owned by railroad (9,957)
Pin-connected (3,301)
Pratt through truss (4,625)
Pratt truss (8,071)
R.J. Corman Railroad (17)
Railroad (13,232)
Through truss (12,950)
Truss (29,552)
Tuscarawas County, Ohio (27)

Update Log 

  • June 5, 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 17, 2011: New photos from Ian Anderson
  • April 14, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: Adjusted gps coordinates. The previously added coordinates of 40.51060, -81.47787 show another bridge not this bridge, as picture 2 shows there is a road bridge right next to this bridge.
  • April 14, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Mapped.
  • October 14, 2009: Added by Joshua Collins

Sources 

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

Comments 

Tuscarawas River Railroad Bridge
Posted May 17, 2011, by Gary Sprandel (jaidite [at] aol [dot] com)

The clover comment jogged my memory to think Nickle Plate RR and to Google "Cloverleaf Route" it came up with Toledo, St. Louis & Western Railroad a railroad merged into the NKP later N&W.

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

I always thought those clover shapes indicated a bridge designed by the Pennsylvania Railroad or a related railroad. Anybody know if this line was ever associated?

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

Well, It's got some Massillon style "clovers" cut out of the portal bracing..... But I have seen these on other rail spans, and I don't know of Massillon ever building any RR bridges.

Tuscarawas River Railroad Bridge
Posted May 17, 2011, by Ian Anderson (macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hopefully the portal bracing pictures can help someone ID the builder.