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Orange Bridge (1875/1914)

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Orange Bridge

The Tribune: February 17 1914

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BH Photo #491723

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Description 

Originally built as a 3-span Bowstring through truss about 1875 by the Massillon Bridge Company. One span collapsed in early 1913 (presumably during the great flood) and was replaced with a Pratt through truss the following year. The remaining Bowstring structure collapsed under a heavy load on New Years Day in 1941. A replacement Parker truss bridge was acquired from another location and moved in the following year.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Tuscarawas River on State Route 751
Location
Coshocton County, Ohio
Status
Collapsed
History
Built ca. 1875; one span lost in 1913 flood and replaced with a Pratt truss; collapsed 1941
Builders
- Geo. J. Bock & Son (Contractor for 1914 replacement Pratt span)
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio (3-1875 Bowstring spans)
Design
(2)Bowstring through trusses
(1)8-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 375.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.28552, -81.68420   (decimal degrees)
40°17'08" N, 81°41'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/441840/4459672 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92280 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2021: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • February 28, 2021: Added by Tony Dillon

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Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com