Eric Root

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Email: ejort [at] att [dot] net

Recent Updates 

New Carlisle Pike Bridge (Clark County, Ohio)
Pony truss bridge on New Carlisle Pike
July 25, 2015: New photos
New Carlisle Pike Bridge (Clark County, Ohio)
Pony truss bridge on New Carlisle Pike
April 30, 2014: Added
Fulton Farm Bridge (Miami County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Lost Creek on Ebberts Rd
December 12, 2011: Added
Juniper Creek Bridge (Santa Rosa County, Florida)
Timber stringer bridge over Juniper Creek on Red Rock Road
July 16, 2011: Added
Red Rock Rd Bridge (Santa Rosa County, Florida)
Bridge on Red Rock Rd
July 16, 2011: Added
Tecumseh Trail - Honey Creek Bridge (Clark County, Ohio)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Honey Creek on Tecumseh Trail
March 21, 2011: Added
Mallaham Bridge (Putnam County, Ohio)
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Riley Creek on Township Road M-6
January 31, 2011: New photos
Laymon Road Bridge (Clinton County, Ohio)
Relocated bowstring pony truss bridge originally over TR 272 (Laymon Rd.)
January 31, 2011: New photos
Osborn Rd Bridge (Greene County, Ohio)
Lost through truss over Mad River on Medway/Osborn Rd
January 5, 2011: Added
Ludlow Creek Bridge (Miami County, Ohio)
Deck truss bridge over Ludlow Creek on Sr-48
December 20, 2010: Added
Zoarville Station Bridge (Tuscarawas County, Ohio)
Fink through truss bridge over Conotton Creek on Old section SR-212
December 6, 2010: New photo
Williamsburg Bridge (Kings County, New York)
Suspension bridge over East River on Delancey Street in New York
December 1, 2010: New photo
Wurts Street Bridge (Ulster County, New York)
Suspension bridge over Rondout Creek on Wurts Street in Kingston
December 1, 2010: New Street View added
Wurts Street Bridge (Ulster County, New York)
Suspension bridge over Rondout Creek on Wurts Street in Kingston
November 30, 2010: New photo
WLE - Bellaire Bridge (Marshall County, West Virginia)
Through truss bridge over Ohio River on former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Bellaire
November 30, 2010: New photo
Leslie's Run Bridge (Preble County, Ohio)
Polygonal Warren pony truss bridge over Leslie's Run on Twin Creek Road
November 25, 2010: New photos
E Memorial Pkwy Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Pony truss bridge over Amtrak, RTA, et al. on E Memorial Pkwy
November 23, 2010: Added
Cleves Bridge (Hamilton County, Ohio)
Four-span through truss bridge over the Great Miami River on westbound US 50 at Cleves
November 22, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: Added NBI data
Big Four Railroad Bridge in Franklin (Warren County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Great Miami River on the Big Four Railroad
November 22, 2010: Added
19th Street Bridge (Bell County, Kentucky)
Concrete arch bridge skewed 45 degrees over Yellow Creek on 19th Street in Middlesboro
November 18, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: Changed type, as this is not a rainbow arch. I set it as closed spandrel, as there's no category that's simply "concrete arch"
Windsor Mills Covered Bridge 35-04-25 (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Covered bridge over Phelps Creek on Warner Hollow Road
November 18, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: Added NBI
Dillon Falls Road Bridge (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Modern pony truss bridge over Licking River on Road/ Walk
November 18, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: Added NBI data
Ashtabula Bridge (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Movable through truss bridge over Ashtabula River on West Fifth Street (OH 531) in Ashtabula
November 16, 2010: New photos
Kelly Road Bridge (Vinton County, Ohio)
Pony truss bridge on Kelly Rd
November 16, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: Added street view
Kelly Road Bridge (Vinton County, Ohio)
Pony truss bridge on Kelly Rd
November 16, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: Added NBI data
Linn Cove Viaduct (Avery County, North Carolina)
Concrete deck girder bridge over Linn Cove Branch and ridge boulder field on the Blue Ridge Parkway
November 16, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: corrected location to Blue Ridge Parkway rather than 221
Negley Bridge (Columbiana County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over North Fork Little Beaver Creek on TR 1026
November 15, 2010: New photo
Windsor Mills Covered Bridge 35-04-25 (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Covered bridge over Phelps Creek on Warner Hollow Road
November 15, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: Added photos from Janis Ford's comment to bridge's page
Windsor Mills Covered Bridge 35-04-25 (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Covered bridge over Phelps Creek on Warner Hollow Road
November 15, 2010: New photos
Olin Covered Bridge 35-04-03 (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Covered bridge over Ashtabula River on Dewey Road (TH 334) in Edgewood
November 15, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: Updated status per comment
Geeting Covered Bridge 35-68-13 (Preble County, Ohio)
Covered bridge over Prices Creek on TR 436 (Price Road)
November 12, 2010: New photos
Warnke Covered Bridge 35-68-14 (Preble County, Ohio)
Covered bridge over Swamp Creek on Swamp Creek Road (TR 403)
November 12, 2010: New photo
Sonora Road Bridge (Preble County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Twin Creek on TR 455
November 12, 2010: New photos
Bridge Street Bridge (Montgomery County, Ohio)
Lost through truss bridge on Bridge Street in Dayton
November 12, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: Updated info on bypass/replacement bridge
Twin Creek TR 444 Bridge (Preble County, Ohio)
Through truss bridge over Twin Creek on TR 444
November 11, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: Drove by 11 Nov 2010, confirmed newer bridge
Old Springfield Street Bridge (Greene County, Ohio)
Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway on Springfield Street
November 10, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: added to concrete pony arch category- seems to almost fit
Old Springfield Street Bridge (Greene County, Ohio)
Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway on Springfield Street
November 10, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: added to concrete pony arch category- seems to almost fit
Drakes Creek Bridge (Carbon County, Pennsylvania)
Stone arch bridge over Drakes Creek
November 10, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: Was listed as a concrete pony arch, changed to stone arch which is what it appears to be
Honey Creek Bridge (Miami County, Ohio)
Lost pony truss bridge over Honey Creek on Dayton-Brandt Road
November 10, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: updated based new bridge visible in Google street view
Fairview-Snodgrass Road Bridge (Miami County, Ohio)
Pony truss bridge over Spring Creek on Fairview-Snodgrass Road (TR 19)
November 10, 2010: New photo
LS&MS - Ashtabula River Bridge (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Lost Deck truss bridge over Ashtabula River on Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway in Ashtabula
November 10, 2010: Added
Mills Road Suspension Footbridge (Delaware County, Ohio)
Abandoned wire suspension bridge over Mill Creek
November 8, 2010: Added
Cherry Valley Road Bridge (Licking County, Ohio)
Three-span stone arch bridge over Raccoon Creek on Cherry Valley Road in Newark
November 8, 2010: New photos
Sidaway Avenue Footbridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Abandoned wire suspension footbridge between Jackaow and Garden Valley neighborhoods
November 8, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: Added name of feature crossed and additional description
46th Street Bridge (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Lost Deck truss bridge over Ashtabula River on 46th Street in Ashtabula
November 7, 2010: Added
Sidaway Avenue Footbridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Abandoned wire suspension footbridge between Jackaow and Garden Valley neighborhoods
November 7, 2010: Added
Richland Ave Bridge (Athens County, Ohio)
Deck girder bridge over former bed of the Hocking River on Richland Ave
November 7, 2010: Updated by Eric Root: Added NBI Data
Tom's Run Cincinnati, Jackson & Mackinaw Railroad Bridge (Montgomery County, Ohio)
Abandoned bridge over Tom's Run on Penn Central
November 7, 2010: New photos
Tom's Run Cincinnati, Jackson & Mackinaw Railroad Bridge (Montgomery County, Ohio)
Abandoned bridge over Tom's Run on Penn Central
November 6, 2010: Added
Bargainer Rd Bridge (Macon County, Alabama)
Abandoned timber stringer bridge on Bargainer Rd
November 5, 2010: New photo

Recent Comments 

Posted July 25, 2015

Vegetation on either side has been cleared. Now there is a sign informing that the road will soon be closed for 75 days. Oh, and there's a crane parked next to the road. I fear this bridge will very soon be gone.

Posted November 28, 2011

Bridge is closed, plans in work to rehab

http://bit.ly/vjzU2Y

Posted December 15, 2010

Looks much like the abandoned Moonville tunnel

http://bridgehunter.com/oh/vinton/moonville-tunnel/

Posted December 15, 2010

Compare to the still in use cambridge tunnel:

http://bridgehunter.com/oh/guernsey/cambridge-tunnel/

Posted December 7, 2010

Can't say I don't agrees that Mr. Weins' perspective on what makes a noteworthy bridge is far outside of mine, and I expect anyone else's here. I had posted the link to the news article before. I asked Sheldon if it was him, and he confirmed it was. If you take a close look at, it may shed some light why he and the rest of the communtiy here may never be able to see eye to eye.

http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=164619&provid...

Posted December 2, 2010

Sheldon, are you the same Sheldon who has recently been unable to get your dog back?

http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=164619&provid...

Posted November 29, 2010

Perhaps it was moved, or more likely rehabed in 1981. Certainly not built.

Posted November 18, 2010

Google Panoramio has a photo marked as being the actual bridge http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/37303967.jp...

Posted November 18, 2010

I think this NBI date pertains to the newer bridge built (Reconstructed?) in 1983 http://bridgehunter.com/oh/ashtabula/state-road/

Posted November 18, 2010

This is a duplicate listing for the Carl D. Perkins bridge http://bridgehunter.com/oh/scioto/carl-d-perkins/

Posted November 18, 2010

Is there a way to tell if you have previously voted for a bridge? I know I've already "updated" a couple votes that I forgot I'd already cast.

Posted November 15, 2010

Looks like it may have been similar to this bridge:

http://bridgehunter.com/al/sumter/whiskey-road/

Posted November 15, 2010

Based on the description here, it looks like the original location of this bridge was at 39.668729,-84.453664. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=...

Glad it was saved, but I wish it could have been put to use -even if for pedestrians only- over a true body of water rather than just an empty ditch.

Posted November 13, 2010

Maybe the "grandfather's axe" comment was an exaggeration. These bridges look like they have been restored very well, and if maintained I can see them making their bicentennial and beyond. But while I don't like seeing a bridge deteriorate, I tend to like a bridge on which I can see the years. I think that is why I like so many of the older trusses I see. They're still there - not because they've been cared for but in spite of the abuse and apathy that's come their way thus far. Sadly it's the apathy, and the accompanying wrecking crew the counties send out that get's them in the end.

Posted November 12, 2010

Stopped by Warnke and Geeting covered bridges yesterday. Both have been restored in the last few years. I don't know what to make of them. They don't "feel" old. I wonder how much is original vs replaced. They make me think of the "grandfather's axe" paradox- i.e. "this is my grandfather's axe. My father replaced the haft, and I put a new head on it"