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Ohl Street Bridge

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Ohl Street Bridge

Photo taken by Brian McKee in May 2010

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Overview
Through truss bridge over Shenango River on Ohl Street in Greenville
Location
Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Status
Closed to all traffic; awaiting replacement
History
Built 1909 by Canton Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1980
Builder
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Two pin-connected, 6-panel Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 128.0 ft.
Total length: 255.9 ft.
Deck width: 38.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.40003, -80.39077   (decimal degrees)
41°24'00" N, 80°23'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/550926/4583345 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Greenville West
Inventory numbers
PA 43 7403 8811 0803 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 26334 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31295 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2008)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 10.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
3,024

Update Log 

  • March 17, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 17, 2017: New photo from Sherman Cahal
  • October 13, 2010: Updated by Jason Smith: Closed to all traffic; awaiting removal
  • May 18, 2010: New photos from Brian McKee

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Comments 

Ohl Street Bridge
Posted March 17, 2014, by Joe Yoman (ponchoman49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

God forbid PennDot try saving a nice historic structure. Do they understand the word rehabilitate?

Ohl Street/Shenango River Bridge
Posted May 18, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

In Pennsylvania, 99% of the time, any evidence of construction near a truss bridge indicates impending doom. However, there is still an ongoing fight for this bridge. The wide deck width of this bridge plus an overall structure condition that may be better than originally advertised means the bridge is not totally doomed yet.

Ohl Street/Shenango River Bridge
Posted May 18, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

When I saw the orange barrels, I knew that this bridge was either about to get a coat of paint or about to meet a cutting torch. Sounds like it is going to be the latter.