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Johnsville Bridge


Southwest Portal

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in Winter 2008-2009


BH Photo #135840


The Johnsville Bridge carried US 42 over the Cedar Fork Mohican River in Johnsville, Ohio.

The Mount Gilead-Lexington Road (today's US 42) was first surveyed in 1812 between Delaware and Mansfield, but the route had been established years previous by other parties. Another survey was conducted in 1817 and the state road became a mail route in 1820.

A covered bridge was built over the river in Johnsville, and replaced with a Pratt through truss in 1900. The north approach was modified in 1924.

The Johnsville Bridge was bypassed in 1950-51 when US 42 was realigned. After years of abandonment, the Johnsville Bridge is scheduled for demolition in 2017.


Through truss bridge over Cedar Fork Mohican River on TR 242
Morrow County, Ohio
Future prospects
Scheduled for removal from bid project RIC-TR37 (PID 97552).
Pratt through truss
Total length: 89.0 ft.
Also called
Shauck Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.62949, -82.65052   (decimal degrees)
40°37'46" N, 82°39'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/360411/4498937 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blooming Grove
Inventory number
BH 41835 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Abandoned (3,926)
Built 1900 (947)
Built during 1900s (7,631)
Doomed (1,063)
Morrow County, Ohio (58)
Ohio (4,178)
Pratt through truss (6,047)
Pratt truss (10,282)
Through truss (16,729)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,780)
Truss (35,396)

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Updated
  • February 22, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Updated date.
  • May 1, 2011: New photos from Brian McKee
  • March 23, 2009: Added by Joshua Collins



Johnsville Bridge
Posted February 24, 2020, by Michelle Fidler (fidlerm [at] kenyon [dot] edu)

Bridge is still there & has NOT been demolished as of Feb 2020. Has barricades on both sides & restricted access since both are on private property.

TR 242 Cedar Fork Mohican River Bridge
Posted April 14, 2011, by Sandor Gulyas (sgulya1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Originally part of US 42. Don't know when it was bypassed.