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Y Bridge (1902)


View, Looking Northwest From Putnam Hill, Showing Three Bridge Sections

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #323749


The Y-Bridge was one of the early bridges in the United States to use concrete and steel construction. At the time it was built, it was the only bridge in the United States with a Y configuration. The bridge was designed by Edward Landor, who used the Thacher patent system of construction. The Y-Bridge, along with the three wooden bridges it replaced, has been a part of the national road system since the eighteenth century.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Another source credits Osborn Engineering Company as a consultant. http://www.structuremag.org/?p=930


Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Muskingum River & Licking River on Road
Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1902, Replaced 1984
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Design)
- Berlin Construction Co. of Berlin, Connecticut (Contractor)
- Edward Landor (Designer/Resident Engineer)
- Osborn Engineering Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
- Columbus, Newark & Zanesville Traction Co. (CN&Z)
- Interurban
- Ohio Electric Railway (OE)
Closed-spandrel arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.94049, -82.01419   (decimal degrees)
39°56'26" N, 82°00'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/413352/4421644 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Zanesville West
Land survey
T. 16 N., R. 14 W., Sec. 1
Inventory number
BH 59011 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 30, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • June 9, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • August 12, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 28, 2016: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 30, 2015: HAER photos posted by Luke
  • December 18, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • December 16, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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