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Adamsville Bridge


Photo taken by Janis Ford


BH Photo #250903


Street View 


Concrete through girder bridge over Raccoon Creek on Adamsville Road (CR-71)
Gallia County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1922
Three span cantilevered concrete through girder.
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 133.9 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.87506, -82.35491   (decimal degrees)
38°52'30" N, 82°21'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/382467/4303784 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 2742322 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 44543 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 37.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built 1922 (708)
Built during 1920s (9,990)
Cantilevered (306)
Concrete girder (1,014)
Doomed (1,100)
Gallia County, Ohio (12)
Girder (10,360)
Have street view (27,123)
NR-eligible (4,059)
Ohio (3,438)
Open (40,041)
Owned by county (20,924)
Skewed (4,919)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,122)
Structurally deficient (14,050)
Through girder (3,870)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,947)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2020: New photos from Matthew Hemmer
  • January 14, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 19, 2013: New photos from Luke Harden
  • March 24, 2010: Added by Nathan Holth



Adamsville Bridge
Posted November 21, 2016, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Janis: Section 106 Review is still ongoing for this bridge. There remain a variety of alternatives still under consideration; ownership by Bob Evans is only one of the several ideas being considered. There is still hope that the preferred alternative will be rehab for continued vehicular use.

Adamsville Bridge
Posted November 20, 2016, by Janis T Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

I learned today that a rehab is being considered for the bridge. It is quite possible that the Bob Evans Farm will take over maintenance of it.

Adamsville Bridge
Posted April 5, 2013, by AR

I find this bridge to be extremely awesome!

Adamsville Bridge
Posted March 20, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I checked with ODOT today and the county is indeed seeking to replace this bridge. The project has not been programmed yet, however. When the project development begins, this will trigger Section 106 which will require a full investigation of the feasibility of rehabilitation.

Adamsville Bridge
Posted March 19, 2013, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I will probably nominate this bridge for a truss award in 2014

Adamsville Bridge
Posted March 19, 2013, by John Goold (BlueWilliamus [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am going to declare this bridge doomed due to the article below. I believe that due to the importance of this bridge as possibly the only one of this type in the entire nation it is important to sound the alarm that this bridge could be gone by 2016!


Adamsville Bridge
Posted June 15, 2012, by J.P.

I find this bridge to be rather awesome.

Adamsville Bridge
Posted June 15, 2012, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

Photos from 6/2/12