Photo taken by Rick McOmber
BH Photo #108481
Interesting little bridge. Norton Co. Kansas had a couple of these bridges as well. I think one was moved to a golf course. The Canton Bridge Company apparently built lattice trusses with and without the diagonal ties.
Confirmed on March 9, 2006, this bridge has been removed. It is unclear whether it was simply demolished, or is being relocated and/or restored. Knowing Wood County's track record, a restoration would be quite a departure from the norm.
There are three of these in Ohio. Two in Wood Co. and one in Holmes (see my site for exact locations (http://oldohiobridges.com They are described as "lattice" in the Ohio Historic Bridge Inventory but from looking at them the lattice does not appear structural. Clearly the diagonal braces seem to be forming a truss. I think they are most like a leg bedstead.
Another similar bridge is located at this webpage: http://www.piercenebraska.info/arboretum/bridge.htm
They don't seem to have a clue what type of bridge it is, calling it simply a rigid-connected lattice truss.
Mario, this bridge appears to be very close to the Hancock County line, southwest of Hoytville.
Very weird bridge. The tension chord is larger than the compression chord which is very strange. You would expect the top (compression) chord to be larger then the bottom. Structurally that may not be a bid deal because it looks like the bridge is only 20' or so long, which would not create large loads in the members.
Where abouts in Wood County is this bridge...near Toledo?