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Y Bridge (1832)

Photos 

Photo taken by Walt Daniels

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BH Photo #272016

Description 

This unique bridge carried two roadways, each 12' wide, along with two sidewalks, each 4' in width.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Buckingham through truss covered bridge over Muskingum River & Licking River on National Road
Location
Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1832, Replaced 1902
Builder
- Cathernius Buckingham
Railroads
- Interurban
- Streetcar
- Zanesville Electric Railway (ZERy)
Design
Buckingham (Multiple Kingpost through truss) May have had added arches or braces.
Eastern leg: 1 span, 65'; 2 spans, 154' each
Northwest leg: 3 spans, 90' each
Southwest leg: 2 spans, 114' each
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 154.0 ft.
Total length: 871.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.94047, -82.01420   (decimal degrees)
39°56'26" N, 82°00'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/413351/4421642 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Zanesville West
Inventory numbers
WGCB 35-60-40 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 59019 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 6, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added dimensions
  • April 7, 2022: New photo from Brandon Cooper
  • August 12, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 18, 2013: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • December 17, 2013: Added by Luke Harden

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Comments 

Y Bridge (1832)
Posted April 3, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

Ebenezer Buckingham, the owner and designer of the bridge died during its construction, as he ordered the destruction of the wedge supports in an attempt to save the bridges, but it caused the bridge to collapse, killing him and another worker named James Boyd.

Y Bridge (3rd)
Posted December 19, 2013, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

So would this be considered a cover bridge with a round about in the middle?