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Salt Fork S Bridge


West side

Photo taken by Jim Grey in May 2011


BH Photo #200032


The bridge is an "S Bridge".


Stone arch S bridge over Salt Fork on the original alignment of the National Road (US 40)
Old Washington, Guernsey County, Ohio
Per NPS, bridge is deteriorating and unstable.
Built 1828
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 55.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.04529, -81.37402   (decimal degrees)
40°02'43" N, 81°22'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/468095/4432851 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1951)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 66000610 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
ODOT 3030970 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 47209 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 41 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 26, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 25, 2018: New photos from Janis Ford
  • March 13, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • August 22, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged NBI.
  • June 17, 2011: Updated by Jim Grey: Updated name, noted that it is on the National Register
  • June 4, 2011: Updated by Jim Grey: Corrected GPS coordinates and nearest city
  • June 1, 2011: Updated by David Backlin: Added stream name
  • June 1, 2011: New photos from Jim Grey
  • December 2, 2010: Added by James McCray


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  • Jim Grey - mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • Nathan Holth
  • Janis Ford
  • Geoff Hubbs


Salt Fork S Bridge
Posted October 6, 2013, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is now closed to traffic, thanks to heavy trucks using it.


Local officials want to see it restored and the site turned into a park.

Rhinehart Road Bridge
Posted August 22, 2013, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I sent a delete request for this duplicate page.

Rhinehart Road Bridge
Posted August 22, 2013, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

Yes. I'm also used to hearing this bridge called The Salt Fork "S" Bridge.

Rhinehart Road Bridge
Posted June 29, 2011, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is the same bridge as this one: http://bridgehunter.com/oh/guernsey/bh47209/

Old National Road S Bridge
Posted June 1, 2011, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

If you follow the old alignments of Ohio's National Road, you will find a few ca 1830 bridges (like this one) still carrying traffic. I shot them all on my recent Ohio National Road trip and will be uploading photos as time allows.

Old National Road S Bridge
Posted June 1, 2011, by Bill McGann

Looks like the bridge is slowly crumbling.

Then again, it's over 100 years old. Nice to see it's still there, though :)