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US 52 - Straight Creek Bridge


Lost Through truss bridge over Straight Creek on US 52
Brown County, Ohio
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1930; rehabilitated 1973; replaced 1992
Through truss
Length of largest span: 159.1 ft.
Total length: 250.0 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.77420, -83.91522   (decimal degrees)
38°46'27" N, 83°54'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/246742/4295756 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 800848 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 96773 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Brown County, Ohio (45)
Built 1930 (1,857)
Built during 1930s (12,248)
Lost (30,084)
Lost 1992 (474)
Lost during 1990s (4,179)
Ohio (4,712)
Owned by state (16,663)
Replaced by new bridge (20,472)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,501)
Through truss (17,911)
Total length 250-500 feet (5,616)
Truss (36,838)
US 52 (45)

Update Log 

  • February 18, 2022: Added by Paul Plassman


  • Paul Plassman


US 52 - Straight Creek Bridge
Posted February 19, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)


Unfortunately, this is one I never managed to get pics of. I knew it lasted until after the Grant Memorial Bridge, but I did not realize it made it to "92. It did not seem quite as large as the bridges you mentioned, and the approaches were indeed beams, not ponies. Because of the size of the main span I would say this was a Parker.

I certainly would like to find a pic of it, to me it had a different look to it from the other truss bridges along this route. Nice addition, Paul!

US 52 - Straight Creek Bridge
Posted February 18, 2022, by Paul Plassman

This one looks like it was in your turf, Rick....you remember anything about it? On HA it looks like it was a Parker truss with beam or pony approaches, similar to the Eagle Creek and Big Threemile Creek spans on 52.