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Blacklick Covered Bridge

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Blacklick Covered Bridge

Lancaster Eagle Gazette: September 1 1977

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BH Photo #511309

Description 

Despite talks of repairing the old landmark it was replaced with a modern bridge. The road now carries in excess of 13,000 cars a day.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Blacklick Creek on Tussing Road
Location
Fairfield County, Ohio
Status
Collapsed
History
Built 1888; Collapsed 1977; Replaced 1980
Builder
- Hocking Valley Bridge Works of Lancaster, Ohio
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 124.0 ft.
Total length: 138.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.6 ft.
Also called
Tussing Road Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.92887, -82.79252   (decimal degrees)
39°55'44" N, 82°47'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/346828/4421401 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94949 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 3, 2021: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • November 3, 2021: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

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