Rating:
No votes cast

Oakwood Bridge (Older)

Photo 

Oakwood Bridge (Older)

1910 view of Oakwood Bridge ruins and NKP RR bridge in rear

Photo from old postcard

Enlarge

BH Photo #532910

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Auglaize River on Walnut Street
Location
Oakwood, Paulding County, Ohio
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1902
Design
Two through truss spans, 125' each
(2)3-panel, half-hip Pratt pony truss spans, 50'
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 125.0 ft.
Total length: 300.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.09211, -84.38205   (decimal degrees)
41°05'32" N, 84°22'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/719877/4552285 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 98459 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 24, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added lengths
  • June 22, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added build date
  • June 10, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added approach span type & categories "Pin-connected", "3-panel truss", "Lattice Railing"
  • June 9, 2022: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Oakwood Bridge (Older)
Posted July 2, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Geoff,

I would bet your postcard is of the 1913 flood, since the listing is dated as "c1910" and this certainly looks like the results of 1913.

Oakwood Bridge (Older)
Posted June 10, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Yeah - I've struck out there too, unfortunately. The only clue is in Melissa's article for the 1950 bridge, which mentions a 15 1/2' roadway for the pre-1950 span. Would assume it was another truss from that but nothing conclusive to go on.

Oakwood Bridge (Older)
Posted June 10, 2022, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

Paul- but so far nothing on the replacement that spanned 1910 to 1950.

Oakwood Bridge (Older)
Posted June 10, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Great find, Geoff! I had wondered several times about the bridges that were here pre-1950.

Looks like there was 1+ Pratt ponies in addition to the through truss(es).