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Taylor Covered Bridge 35-23-03x

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Taylor Covered Bridge

The Tribune: December 24 1983

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BH Photo #511271

Description 

Collapsed on December 23, 1983 when an overweight dump truck attempted to cross it. An attempt to salvage it for reuse by Jim Visintine was unsuccessful. He would however acquire the Hizey Bridge a few years later.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Sycamore Creek on Toll Gate Rd
Location
Fairfield County, Ohio
Status
Collapsed
History
Collapsed by an overweight truck in 1983
Design
Howe through truss
Also called
Langle Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.91227, -82.70863   (decimal degrees)
39°54'44" N, 82°42'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/353961/4419417 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94923 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1916 (740)
Built during 1910s (10,175)
Collapsed (491)
Fairfield County, Ohio (57)
Howe through truss (618)
Howe truss (763)
Lost (31,132)
Lost 1983 (128)
Lost during 1980s (1,629)
Ohio (4,948)
Through truss (18,553)
Truss (37,737)

Update Log 

  • November 12, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 3, 2021: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • November 3, 2021: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

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