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Philo-Duncan Falls Covered Bridge 35-60-U03x

Photo 

Columbus Metropolitan Library

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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BH Photo #279830

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Covered Through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Bridge Street
Location
Duncan Falls, Muskingum County, Ohio
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built January 13, 1875; Rebuilt 1884 on higher level; Damaged by wind in 1908 and 2 spans replaced with iron, washed out in 1913 flood
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 798.0 ft.
Also called
Duncan Falls-Philo Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.86925, -81.90920   (decimal degrees)
39°52'09" N, 81°54'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/422242/4413640 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Philo
Inventory numbers
WGCB 35-60-U03x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 60253 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 14, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Philo-Duncan Falls Covered Bridge 35-60-U03x
Posted July 7, 2017, by Anonymous

Muskingum County was nearly sued by the Federal Government because this bridge was too low to allow canal boat traffic to pass beneath it.

According to reports from the Corps of Engineers from the late 1800's, after the original canal was abandoned and the lock placed at the present location, boat traffic no longer had the clearance of the moveable canal bridge in the picture above and many larger boats were unable to clear the new passage underneath the main bridge.

I am fairly certain the piers from this bridge have been used in every rebuild of the bridge, including the one which still (barely) stands today.