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Union Street Bridge

Photo 

Photo taken by Sean Munson

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

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BH Photo #244295

Street View 

Video 

Union Truss former Railroad Bridge, Struthers, Ohio

We came upon this old bridge and honestly couldn't find any real information about when it was built or by who. However, we thought it ws a pretty cool bridge that should be recognized before it's lost to time. The 3 span steel through truss bridge is located on Bob Cane Way and spans the Mahoning River. The single lane bridge isn't used very much but it does give you a great view of the river below.

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Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Mahoning River on Union Street
Location
Campbell, Mahoning County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Warren through truss
Also called
Union Truss Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.06399, -80.59991   (decimal degrees)
41°03'50" N, 80°35'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/533615/4545937 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Campbell
Inventory number
BH 52453 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Campbell, Ohio (4)
Have street view (28,909)
Mahoning County, Ohio (46)
Mahoning River (34)
Ohio (4,189)
Open (40,968)
Owned by city (6,082)
Pennsylvania Railroad (1,027)
Rail-to-road (358)
Railroad (16,459)
Riveted (2,510)
Skewed (5,012)
Struthers, Ohio (1)
Through truss (16,792)
Truss (35,469)
Warren through truss (1,704)
Warren truss (7,002)

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2021: New video from Roger Deschner
  • September 25, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • December 4, 2012: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • May 13, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Flickr - Image
  • Flickr - Image
  • Flickr - Image
  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Union Street Bridge
Posted October 1, 2021, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

I love heavily skewed truss bridges like this one. The already-fascinating geometry of a truss gets even more amazing when you add a severe skew into the design.

This bridge does not appear to be in the NBI, though it is open to auto traffic.