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Center Road Bridge


View from northwest bank

Photo taken by Roger Deschner in August 2015

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)


BH Photo #337405



One of two classic concrete rainbow arches on original alignments of highway OH 7 in Ashtabula County, Ohio. This one was rehabilitated very well in about 1999, and should now last for many decades to come.


Rainbow arch bridge over Conneaut Creek on Center Road (Old OH 7) in Conneaut
Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1925; complete rehabilitation ca 1999
Concrete through arch
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 153.9 ft.
Deck width: 23.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.89449, -80.57458   (decimal degrees)
41°53'40" N, 80°34'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/533863/4640049 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 432156 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27239 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 85 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Arch (12,405)
Ashtabula County, Ohio (105)
Built 1925 (1,291)
Built during 1920s (10,086)
Conneaut Creek (10)
Conneaut, Ohio (17)
NR-eligible (4,059)
OH 7 (5)
Ohio (3,691)
Open (40,267)
Owned by county (21,236)
Rainbow arch (251)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,305)
Total length 125-175 feet (6,037)

Update Log 

  • April 23, 2020: New photos from Spacey Stacey Morgan
  • September 8, 2015: New photos from Roger Deschner

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  • Spacey Stacey Morgan - spacey_stacey81 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Center Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Roger... thanks for the update... its funny how time flies, I have visited the bridge but it was back in 2007, which was eight years ago. Nice to see and hear that its still faring well... its one of the largest and best of this type in the region.

Center Road Bridge
Posted September 8, 2015, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

The pictures of the wrong bridge that were formerly here seem to have been removed, which was good. I have now uploaded new pictures of the correct bridge, which I had the privilege of visiting recently. It's a gorgeous concrete rainbow arch, in excellent condition, open to traffic.

Center Road Bridge
Posted December 3, 2009, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


Actually the bridge listed here still exists. Your photos are of an unknown, different bridge. We at HistoricBridges.org documented the bridge in August 2007 and it was rehabbed. http://www.historicbridges.org/ohio/centerrdashtabula/index....