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Bellpoint Rd Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by DCHS

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BH Photo #254802

Map 

Description 

One of several multi-span pony truss bridges in Delaware County with top chords that are or appeared to be continuous. This Bridge once carried US 42 into the town of Bellpoint until a bypass was built to the south of this bridge in the late 1940s.The old bridge stayed open to traffic until 1979 and removed in the early 2000s.

Facts 

Overview
Lost continuous pony truss bridge over Scioto River
Location
Bellpoint, Delaware County, Ohio
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Assumed to have been built in 1913 or shortly after; bypassed 1946 by current US 42 bridge to south
Design
Riveted three-span continuous Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Also called
Old US 42 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.24611, -83.14884   (decimal degrees)
40°14'46" N, 83°08'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/317228/4457288 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shawnee Hills
Inventory number
BH 56387 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 16, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Noted that bridge is continuous
  • September 14, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added truss type and other info
  • June 14, 2013: New photo from Doug Chapman
  • May 28, 2013: Updated by Doug Chapman: Added category "Scioto River"

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Doug Chapman
  • Paul Plassman