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Rock Mills Bridge


Miami Trace Road - Paint Creek Bridge

Wilmington News-Journal: May 21 1960


BH Photo #450645


Lost Through truss bridge over Paint Creek on Miami Trace Road
Fayette County, Ohio
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1900; NBI shows current bridge built in 1984
- Champion Bridge Co. of Wilmington, Ohio
(2)7-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Total length: 221.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Also called
Miami Trace Road - Paint Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.44272, -83.41031   (decimal degrees)
39°26'34" N, 83°24'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/292581/4368680 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85662 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 20, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "7-panel truss", "One-lane traffic", "Pin-connected"
  • June 23, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type and other stuff
  • June 23, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch


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


Rock Mills Bridge
Posted June 23, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Tony, I think it was an ad for the Bridge Company! I cropped most of it out. But it was very informative. Yes, I'll magically make the photo appear 😉

Rock Mills Bridge
Posted June 23, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Great article written about the bridge... And it wasn't to say "Kiss it goodbye because it's being demoed!". Historic name of bridge given. Accurate build date and fabricator along with commissioners given. Even talks about the previous bridge and that it was built by the same firm!

This B.E. Kelley was my kind of writer!

P.S. Melissa... Please dig up a pic of the pre-1900 bridge that was here. Given the description I'm betting it was a 3-span version of one of those awesome Champion Bowstring pony trusses! Thanks in advance! ;-)