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OH 734 Bridge

Photo 

Washington C.H. Record-Herald November 23, 1957

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BH Photo #529629

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Paint Creek on OH 734
Location
Fayette County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1885
Builder
- Champion Bridge Co. of Wilmington, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.64921, -83.50522   (decimal degrees)
39°38'57" N, 83°30'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/285052/4391823 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 97483 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,626)
Built 1885 (207)
Built during 1880s (2,221)
Champion Bridge Co. (102)
Fayette County, Ohio (27)
Lost (29,023)
Lost 1958 (106)
Lost during 1950s (924)
Ohio (4,281)
Owned by state (16,591)
Paint Creek (Ohio) (8)
Pratt through truss (6,126)
Pratt truss (10,399)
Replaced by new bridge (19,730)
Through truss (17,165)
Truss (35,906)

Update Log 

  • April 13, 2022: Updated by Brandon Cooper: Added category "Paint Creek (Ohio)"
  • April 7, 2022: Updated by Brandon Cooper: Added Champion Bridge Co per Tony Dillon's comment
  • April 7, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type and adjusted build date in history.
  • April 6, 2022: New photo from Brandon Cooper

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Comments 

OH 734 Bridge
Posted April 7, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

I looked them up and they got some beautiful bridges in their history, especially their Parker spans.

OH 734 Bridge
Posted April 7, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Champion was a major player in bridge building for a long time. Zimri Wall was building covered bridges before later starting Champion. The firm is still in business today, although I don't think they build bridges anymore. They consider the Martinsville Covered Bridge (built by Wall in 1871) to be their oldest contract. Surviving examples of their metal truss bridges can be found in a number of states.

OH 734 Bridge
Posted April 7, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

That could be. I don't know anything about Champion, as I have never seen their bridges in my region of the state. Of course, being 30 years as of this comment, my experience with through trusses and trusses in general is limited.

OH 734 Bridge
Posted April 7, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Newspapers have a knack for being vague in the details, and I suspect in this case the "Wilmington Bridge Company" referred to was actually the Champion Bridge Company of Wilmington, Ohio.