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CUOH - Zanesville Bridge


Photo taken by Greg Hall


BH Photo #131623


Street View 


Ohio Central Railroad Coal Train

This particular bridge is past the three minute mark of this video if you want to skip straight to it.

OHCR coal train pulls into Zanesville yard, crosses the river, then proceeds north to Coshocton coal power plant. Please excuse the music i forgot it was even playing. PS. turn the sound up!


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Both this bridge and the Y-Bridge can be seen from the drone.

Christopher calhoun

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Through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Railroad in Zanesville
Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio
Limited Rail Traffic
built in 1913
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Columbus & Ohio River Railroad (COUH)
- Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W)
- Ohio Central Railroad (OHCR)
4 Span Through Truss with drawbridge over canal on East end
Total length: 550.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
CSX - Muskingum River Bridge (Zanesville)
CSX - Muskingum River Bridge (Zanesville)
CSX - Zanesville Bridge
CUOH - Muskingum River Bridge (Zanesville)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.94120, -82.01323   (decimal degrees)
39°56'28" N, 82°00'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/413436/4421722 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Zanesville West
672 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 37139 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 12, 2021: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • July 17, 2019: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • December 30, 2016: New video from Brandon Cooper
  • August 1, 2014: New video from Brandon Cooper
  • July 4, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • December 17, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added present user
  • August 2, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated categories
  • December 29, 2010: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added building date, updated various little details, its an open bridge
  • July 18, 2010: Updated by Robert Thompson: Added "Bascule" to the description.
  • July 16, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn
  • August 11, 2008: Added by Greg Hall

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CUOH - Muskingum River Bridge (Zanesville)
Posted August 1, 2014, by Brandon Cooper

This bridge is a very beautiful bridge and it is very recognizable to anybody in Zanesville as it is widely photographed.

CSX Railroad Muskingum River Bridge
Posted July 11, 2011, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is still in use.

CSXT Railroad Muskingum River Bridge
Posted December 10, 2008, by Paul Nadal (paul [dot] nadal [at] libertysurf [dot] fr)

Hi, Concerning the Zanesville RailRoad Bridge, (Ohio) The issue of the magazine "Construction Methods & Equipment", October 1952, p.57 to 59 with 6 photographs, describes the work for protection of piers, as we see today still. From this article, I quote: "The stone piers supporting the steel structure were badly damaged when the bridge was washed out during the flood in 1913. When rebuilt, the bases of the piers were encased in concrete. Through the ensuing years, the piers were eroded by the swift current of the Muskingum until it became necesssary to restore the foundations ..." Your site on the bridges is well done, very interesting , with beautiful and interesting photographs . Congratulations. With my Sympathy . A Frenchman. Paul Nadal .

CSXT Railroad Muskingum River Through Truss
Posted August 11, 2008, by Greg and Olivia Hall (cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com)

Not sure if line is still in use. Draw bridge on East end over the canal was open and general appearance was that this may not be currently in use.

Photo 1- Draw Bridge over canal on East end

Photo 2- Looking North/West

Photo 3- Looking East

Photo 4- different angle of Draw bridge on East end

Photo 5- Looking North from Y-Bridge-note the very west span is taller, maybe moved in from different location?

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