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Pleasant Valley Covered Bridge

Photos 

Hopewell Covered Bridge

HAER Photo

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #487917

Map 

Description 

Bridge featured an uneven roof line from the 2 different types of trusses. Pleasant Valley Road now crosses the Licking River farther to the West at the extreme edge of the county. The center pier still exists.

The HAER file on this bridge appears to be incomplete and inaccurate.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Smith truss bridge over Licking River on old alignment of Pleasant Valley Road
Location
Muskingum County, Ohio
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Originally a multi-span Queenpost truss; partially replaced with a Smith truss in 1875; destroyed in the 1959 flood.
Design
Smith through truss
Queenpost through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.04754, -82.15595   (decimal degrees)
40°02'51" N, 82°09'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/401396/4433673 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91761 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Covered (1,703)
Destroyed by flood (503)
Lost (26,093)
Lost 1959 (82)
Lost during 1950s (741)
Muskingum County, Ohio (89)
Ohio (3,587)
Smith truss (46)
Through truss (15,594)
Truss (33,669)

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2021: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • February 26, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Figured out which bridge this was and corrected stuff.
  • December 31, 2020: New photos from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com