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Bates Creek Bridge

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Bates Creek Bridge

Photo taken by Paul

BH Photo #495418

Map 

Description 

NBI date of 1920 is incorrect as the bridge is definitely a WIBCo. span from around 1890.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Bates Creek on County Road HJ
Location
Fulton County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built ca. 1890; possibly moved or altered 1920.
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
3-panel, pinned Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 41.0 ft.
Total length: 43.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.58953, -84.36927   (decimal degrees)
41°35'22" N, 84°22'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/719274/4607547 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Archbold
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
2
Inventory numbers
ODOT 2631008 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27573 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 40.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 12, 2021: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • April 11, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and other stuff
  • April 2, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: Readjusted the GPS coordinates on this bridge.

Sources 

  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Bates Creek Bridge
Posted April 12, 2021, by Paul

Some photos here of this quintessential little pony truss on a one-lane back road. I believe it is the oldest bridge in Fulton County.