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Egypt Pike Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Don O'Brien in April 2009

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BH Photo #144369

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Description 

This is one of three known remaining bowstring ponies designed by Zimri Wall and his firm the Champion Bridge Company. The design was very unique and features a trio of iron plates with tubes separating them in a Warren truss pattern... A sort of double-decker look if you will. This is the only one of the three that still appears to function as a load-bearing truss system.

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Mud Run on Egypt Pike
Location
Pickaway County, Ohio
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built in 1876. Replaced in 1987, but moved next to new bridge for pedestrian use.
Builders
- Champion Bridge Co. of Wilmington, Ohio
- Zimri Wall
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.55788, -83.25949   (decimal degrees)
39°33'28" N, 83°15'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/305882/4381126 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Holland
Inventory number
BH 43074 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2020: New photos from Matthew Hemmer
  • October 18, 2016: New photos from Janis Ford
  • February 16, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • December 30, 2009: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • August 6, 2009: New photo from Don O'Brien
  • July 27, 2009: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Don O'Brien - dok97 [at] frontier [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Janis Ford
  • Matthew Hemmer - matthemmer1994 [at] gmail [dot] com