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Mercer-Thumwood Covered Bridge

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Mercer-Thumwood Covered Bridge

Uploaded by Melissa Brand-Welch

BH Photo #491657

Map 

Description 

Although often referred to as the Johnny Little Bridge, researcher Miriam Wood noted in her book that the name was "erroneous".

While originally built as a Burr Arch truss, apparently the arches were removed in the 1960's when steel beams were added underneath

One of 5 covered bridges that once spanned Wakatomika Creek on Frampton Road, today only the Gregg Mill Bridge remains.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Wakatomika Creek on Frampton Road
Location
Licking County, Ohio
Status
Destroyed by fire
History
Built 1875; destroyed by arson 1985
Builder
- Simon Shrake
Design
Burr arch-truss
Also called
Johnny Little Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.22168, -82.22683   (decimal degrees)
40°13'18" N, 82°13'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/395615/4453084 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92268 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,801)
Built 1875 (113)
Built during 1870s (1,150)
Burr arch-truss (363)
Destroyed by fire (206)
Licking County, Ohio (57)
Lost (26,122)
Lost 1985 (146)
Lost during 1980s (1,442)
Ohio (3,605)
Simon Shrake (1)
Through truss (15,605)
Truss (33,692)

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2021: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • February 26, 2021: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com