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Ashtabula Bridge



BH Photo #187302


Street Views 


Movable through truss bridge over Ashtabula River on West Fifth Street (OH 531) in Ashtabula
Ashtabula, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1925 by the Fort Pitt Bridge Works; rehabilitated 1986
- Fort Pitt Bridge Works of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Steel Fabricator)
- Kelly-Atkinson Construction Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Superstructure)
- Thomas Ellis Brown (Patent Engineer/Design)
Pratt through truss "Brown" type bascule
Length of largest span: 160.1 ft.
Total length: 223.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.1 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 23, 1985
Also called
OH531 Ashtabula River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.90000, -80.79833   (decimal degrees)
41°53'60" N, 80°47'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/516727/4638693 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ashtabula North
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 406635 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
NRHP 85001801 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 27231 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 58.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 2, 2020: New photo from Michael Miller
  • November 2, 2018: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • January 16, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • January 15, 2018: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • May 9, 2016: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • December 6, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • November 19, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 31, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 9, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder
  • September 12, 2013: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • May 8, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Not associated with Strauss... this is a rare Brown type bascule.
  • November 16, 2010: New photos from Eric Root

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