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Mill Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Brian McKee September 4, 2009


BH Photo #146488



Pony truss bridge over Mill Creek on TR 99
Union County, Ohio
Replaced by a modern, non-historic covered bridge
Built 1913; rehabilitated 1994
Riveted polygonal Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 111.9 ft.
Total length: 112.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.24167, -83.23333   (decimal degrees)
40°14'30" N, 83°13'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/310029/4456972 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shawnee Hills
Average daily traffic (as of 1992)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 8032378 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28501 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of February 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • March 3, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This historic bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • September 16, 2009: New photos from Brian McKee



Mill Creek Bridge
Posted August 1, 2014, by Brandon Cooper

That replacement is ugly. Whoever built it had to be blind.

Mill Creek Bridge
Posted March 5, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I have absolutely NO problem with a modern covered bridge like this being built instead of an ugly slab. Even though I won't go out of my way to photograph one of them, they do have some degree of charm and character.

I just don't want to see situations like this one where an historic bridge is sacrificed for a non historic one.

Mill Creek Bridge
Posted March 3, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I don't care if it's wooden or metal...concrete or stone...

Just keep it historic!!!

Mill Creek Bridge
Posted March 3, 2012, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


And people wonder why I refuse to feature wooden covered bridges on HistoricBridges.org. This is the lowest form of pathetic.

Mill Creek Bridge
Posted March 2, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Replacing an AUTHENTIC historic bridge with a replicated imposter is truly sad indeed!

Mill Creek Bridge
Posted March 2, 2012, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

This bridge has been replaced by a new covered bridge. John Smolen design. Photos taken 8/27/11.