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Hopewell Creek TR 259 Bridge


View from the South

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in July 2008


BH Photo #116628



Pony truss bridge over Hopewell Creek on TR 259
Preble County, Ohio
Replaced by a new bridge
Built by the Indiana Bridge Co.
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Pratt pony truss
Length of largest span: 57.1 ft.
Total length: 62.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.60433, -84.76269   (decimal degrees)
39°36'16" N, 84°45'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/692082/4386234 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
College Corner
Average daily traffic (as of 1969)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 6841287 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28264 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 24.1 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 26, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge has been demolished and replaced.
  • October 26, 2010: Updated by Nathan Holth: This bridge is now doomed.
  • August 3, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • June 25, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • July 6, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon



Hopewell Creek TR 259 Bridge
Posted June 26, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Photo by Todd Baslee

Hopewell Creek TR 259 Bridge
Posted February 24, 2009, by Mr. Millar (sportysms [at] gmail [dot] com)

I've heard mix answers regarding the future of this bridge. Many locals say this bridge is destined for dismantle and replacement during the spring/summer of 2009; do you have any other information regarding such? Time-lines, thoughts on bridge design?

If this bridge is going to be replaced, it seems to me the creek should be widened a bit during the repair time to prevent the family in the log-home from being flooded again.