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West Columbus Street Bridge

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West Columbus Street Bridge

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt in June 2015

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BH Photo #341559

Description 

NBI lists this pony as being built in 1879. It is the only known example of the work of the Ohio Bridge & Iron Works Company from Urbana.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Indiana & Ohio Railway on West Columbus Street
Location
West Liberty, Logan County, Ohio
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Builder
- Ohio Bridge & Iron Works Co. of Urbana, Ohio
Design
Pinned Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 68.9 ft.
Total length: 75.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.25339, -83.76323   (decimal degrees)
40°15'12" N, 83°45'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/264990/4459545 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bellefontaine
Inventory numbers
ODOT 4660005 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 70034 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 29, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builder per David Simmons
  • August 21, 2016: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added category "Skewed"
  • November 18, 2015: Added by Jack Schmidt

Sources 

  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

West Columbus Street Bridge
Posted July 17, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gaylenblosser/28314872967/

Side view of the bridge. Apparently NBI dates this bridge to 1879? I am not sure, but this bridge could have a long history.