North Fork Little Beaver Creek Bridge
Photo taken by Ohio Historic Bridge Inventory in May 2009
BH Photo #510603
From Historic Bridge Inventory:
The skewed, 3 span, 133'-long, continuous steel stringer bridge has beam guide rails (1985), concrete deck, rolled stringers with steel diaphragms, and is supported on horizontally scored abutments and pier. The beams are made continuous by riveted splice plates over the piers. The cantilevered deck section is supported on built-up riveted brackets.
The 1933 bridge is among the earliest examples of the state-built continuous-design steel stringer bridges, and it is the example that is complete. It is technologically significant as marking the introduction of the important continuous-design refinement as a standard approach to bridge design within the state bridge bureau under the leadership of chief engineer J. R. Burkey. This design and its variations would be built by the hundreds over the next half century. The state started using continuous stringers about 1930, and it represents a variation of the stringer bridge type. Unaltered examples of the early continuous stringer bridges are uncommon. The value of a continuous beam is that is spreads the loads over more than one span and therefore can be less deep, less expensive beams. The state also built continuous girder-floorbeam bridges starting about the same time.
- Stringer bridge over North Fork Little Beaver Creek on OH 154
- Columbiana County, Ohio
- Open to traffic
- Built 1933; rehabilitated 1985
Length of largest span: 49.9 ft.
Total length: 132.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.6 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.78694, -80.53056 (decimal degrees)
40°47'13" N, 80°31'50" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/539514/4515181 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- East Palestine
- Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
- Inventory numbers
- ODOT 1503782 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27394 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of June 2018)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 81.8 (out of 100)
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- November 19, 2021: New Street View added by Paul Plassman
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