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6th Street Bridge - Muskingum River Canal


6th Street Bridge

A Strauss type bascule bridge once in operation today the bridge is in the fixed position.

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)


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BH Photo #283305


Zanesville at one time has 6 drawbridges (See Movable Bridge Engineering Terry L. Koglin) on the listings of movable bridges of north america in the past before they were replaced with new bridges or some converted to fixed span bridges, however 2 rail drawbridges are in existence the Strauss type and a fixed position swing span bridge hidden next by 4 trussed bridges.


Lost Bascule Lift Bridge over the Muskingum River Canal on 6th Street
Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1914-5; rehabilitated 1977; Replaced 2000
- Childers Construction Co. of Columbus, Ohio (Superstructure)
- J.A. Swingle of Zanesville, Ohio (Substructure)
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Bascule Designer)
- Southeast Ohio Railway & Light Co. (SEOR&L)
- Southeastern Ohio Railway (SEO)
- Streetcar
Deck girder bascule over the Muskingum River Canal
Length of largest span: 147.0 ft.
Total length: 75.0 ft.
Deck width: 39.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.93617, -82.00568   (decimal degrees)
39°56'10" N, 82°00'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/414074/4421156 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Zanesville West
Inventory numbers
ODOT 6000487 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 60906 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 5, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • August 22, 2019: New Street View added by Timothy and Joann Phillips
  • August 20, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed this to being over the canal and not the main channel.
  • January 9, 2016: Updated by Luke: Builders
  • May 9, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

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