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East Fork Paint Creek Bridge


Photo taken by J.P.


BH Photo #219631



Pratt through truss bridge over East Fork Paint Creek on Farm Road
Fayette County, Ohio
Closed to all traffic
Built 1904 by the Massillon Bridge Co. Relocated at some other time.
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
Pinned Pratt Through Truss
Length of largest span: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Deck width: 10.0 ft.
Also called
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.66241, -83.44244   (decimal degrees)
39°39'45" N, 83°26'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/290478/4393140 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 50041 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2018: Updated by Janis Ford: Added AKA
  • October 26, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • October 7, 2014: New photos from Nathan Holth
  • November 5, 2011: Added by J.P.



East Fork Paint Creek Bridge
Posted May 28, 2020, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] HistoryInYourOwnBackyard [dot] com)

It was the camera angle Tony. Sorry about that. I didn't see the tilt until I began editing the video. :) The bridge almost looks like it's ready to fall over from the way the camera is positioned.

East Fork Paint Creek Bridge
Posted May 27, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Is it just the camera angle, or is the bridge leaning?

East Fork Paint Creek Bridge
Posted May 27, 2020, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] HistoryInYourOwnBackyard [dot] com)

Here's a video I recently did on the bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YckQMa5s-t0

East Fork Paint Creek Bridge
Posted October 7, 2014, by Nathan Holth

I added the Ohio Historic Bridge Inventory photos (taken in 2009) to this gallery to supplement the existing 2011 photos. The 2009 photos show that in the course of only two years the bridge appears to have gone from being used to being unused and overgrown. The inventory photos also have a close up of the plaque, which wasn't in the existing photos. To me, it looks like a "4" on the plaque rather than a "6" so the inventory date of 1906 seems wrong and I am changing it to 1904.

Also, it is listed here that this bridge was moved here. This was not mentioned in the inventory. Where did this data come from? The bridge is listed as an 80 foot span. Is it just me, or does it seem like the trusses are unusually deep for an 80 foot bridge? If it was moved, I wonder if it was shortened by a couple panels.