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West Lafayette Bridge

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Description 

3 span Whipple type cast iron bowstring through truss

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Tuscarawas River
Location
West Lafayette, Coshocton County, Ohio
Status
No longer exists
Builder
- Squire Whipple of Albany, New York (Designer)
Design
Bowstring through truss Cast Iron
Also called
Tuscarawas River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.29201, -81.74993   (decimal degrees)
40°17'31" N, 81°44'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/436259/4460437 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 81226 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2019: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 15, 2018: Added by Art Suckewer

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Comments 

West Lafayette Bridge
Posted February 3, 2021, by JIM STEWART (JAMESEMSTEWART57 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

ACCORDING TO "HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF COSHOCTON COUNTY" BY WILLIAM E. HUNT (1876),THE LAFAYETTE BRIDGE (IRON) WAS BUILT IN 1873 BY THE CINCINNATI BRIDGE COMPANY WHICH CONSISTED OF J. W. SHIPMAN AND THE COSHOCTON IRON AND STEEL COMPANY. I THINK THIS IS THE BRIDGE SHOWN ON THIS B H PAGE. SEE PAGE 54 IN HUNT. ALSO PAGE 99 FOR MORE ON SHIPMAN AND CS&ICo.

Tuscarawas River Bridge
Posted January 25, 2020, by JIM STEWART (JAMESEMSTEWART57 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

FORMER LOCATION OF RODRICK BRIDGE WAS OTSEGO, MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OH. SORRY ABOUT THE ERROR.

Tuscarawas River Bridge
Posted March 4, 2019, by Bob Hobbs (bhobbs [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It could be, it's obviously a Whipple design bowstring.

WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING!?

Tuscarawas River Bridge
Posted March 4, 2019, by JIM STEWART (JAMESEMSTEWART57 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

COMPARE TO RODRICK BRIDGE NOW AT NEWARK, OH (FORMERLY AT

COSHOCTON, OH). ALTHOUGH CONTRADICTORY COMMENT SAYS

COSHOCTON IRONWORKS BUILT ONLY ONE BRIDGE, IT SURE LOOKS

LIKE IT DID THIS ONE TOO. NOTE THE TOP LATERALS ARE ALIKE

IN BOTH BRIDGES. SQUIRE WHIPPLE'S NEPHEW, JAMES SHIPMAN,

WAS THE OPERATOR OF COSHOCTON IRONWORKS.