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Westerville Bridge


Photo taken by J.P.


BH Photo #219606


Whipple through truss bridge over Alum Creek on Westerville Bikeway
Franklin County, Ohio
Open to pedestrians
Built 1888 by the Columbus Bridge Co. Relocated from Beach/Lucas Road over Big Darby Creek around 2002 to Current Location
- Columbus Bridge Co. of Columbus, Ohio
Pinned Whipple through truss
Total length: 171.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Also called
Beach Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.11702, -82.93928   (decimal degrees)
40°07'01" N, 82°56'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/334741/4442547 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Northeast Columbus
Inventory number
BH 49892 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Corrected truss type and fixed typos
  • September 11, 2021: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • March 28, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • November 7, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • November 5, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • October 24, 2011: Added by J.P.

Related Bridges 



Westerville Bridge
Posted December 23, 2020, by Julian (Juliandesade [at] gmail [dot] com)

The only time I crossed that bridge was when I was running the trail from Westerville to Easton. I reached it at about 6:15 AM or so and stopped just short of crossing. The bridge seemed to materialize out of thin air that foggy morning and I almost thought it was an old railway bridge, so I had to make sure I was still on the trail. I was too afraid to move for ten whole minutes as my flashlight couldn’t see to even the middle of the bridge. I finally got the courage to sprint across it, but I will never forget it, since that was my first experience with the bridge

Westerville Bridge
Posted January 28, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)