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PRR - Walhonding River Bridge

Photos 

1909 postcard view

Cardcow postcard

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BH Photo #532548

Description 

This bridge used to have at least 4 spans and carried the Pennsylvania Railroad through Warsaw. The railroad line was abandoned sometime in the mid to late 1950s, leaving behind a pier as a sign of this bridge's existence and a set of power lines or utility lines now follows the old railroad right of way.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Walhonding River on Pennsylvania Railroad
Location
Warsaw, Coshocton County, Ohio
Status
Removed but not replaced, but a pier remains.
History
Three out of four spans destroyed in 1913 flood
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
(4)6-panel, pin-connected Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.33206, -82.00482   (decimal degrees)
40°19'55" N, 82°00'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/414644/4465098 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 97109 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

6-panel truss (858)
Coshocton County, Ohio (70)
Great Flood of 1913 (98)
Lost (30,015)
Ohio (4,679)
Owned by railroad (13,728)
Pennsylvania Railroad (1,082)
Pin-connected (5,042)
Pratt through truss (6,229)
Pratt truss (10,538)
Railroad (16,665)
Stone Abutments (184)
Stone piers (192)
Through truss (17,878)
Truss (36,783)
Walhonding River (9)
Warsaw, Ohio (3)

Update Log 

  • July 1, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added 1913 flood history and categories "Stone piers", "Stone Abutments", "Great Flood of 1913"
  • June 5, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • March 17, 2022: Added by Brandon Cooper

Sources 

Comments 

PRR - Walhonding River Bridge
Posted March 17, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

It certainly looks like it. I'm having trouble tracking down two bridges from Coshocton County for photos and nothing is helping at all to give me an idea what they looked like up close versus old aerial pictures that are of grainy quality:

https://bridgehunter.com/oh/coshocton/bh96970/- This span replaced a Warren pony truss

https://bridgehunter.com/oh/coshocton/prr-mohican-river/- This span crossed the Mohican River and I think was later converted to road use.

PRR - Walhonding River Bridge
Posted March 17, 2022, by Paul Plassman

No kidding...Ohio is my home turf when it comes to bridges, and I feel like I've only scratched the surface of what's still there and what used to be there even though I've been exploring portions of the state for years. Haven't visited too many sites personally in Coshocton County except for the old Pomerene Bridge, but from the Facebook site and the spans already on Bridgehunter it looks like the county has an amazing bridge history.

PRR - Walhonding River Bridge
Posted March 17, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

Facebook can work wonders for finding pictures if you know the right places to look in. I joined the group, since it's public. I'm amazed this one wasn't added, as the pier is visible on aerial views. You really would be amazed at the hidden gems Ohio has for bridges that have been lost or are currently standing.

PRR - Walhonding River Bridge
Posted March 17, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Yep, definitely a Pratt. Good find and impressive bridge!

I looked up the Facebook site where you've been finding some of your Coshocton County photos and wow! What a treasure trove of bridge stuff!