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McConnelsville-Malta Iron Bridge (1866)

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Mcconnelsville-Malta Iron Bridge

The Times Recorder: October 5 1969

BH Photo #492459

Map 

Description 

After shelling out big money for an iron bridge they never got to use, the collective scraped together what they could and built a covered bridge.

This was most likely an iron Post through truss structure, as that's what the firm of McNairy & Claflen was known to build.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Post through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Riverview Road
Location
McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio
Status
Destroyed by an ice gorge
History
Construction started 1866; destroyed by an ice gorge before completion.
Builder
- McNairy & Claflen Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Likely a Post through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.64831, -81.85817   (decimal degrees)
39°38'54" N, 81°51'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/426371/4389075 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92342 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 7, 2021: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • March 7, 2021: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

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