9 votes

Bellville Bridge



Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #108434

Street View 


Through truss bridge over Clear Fork on OH 13 (Main Street) in Bellville
Bellville, Richland County, Ohio
Open to two-lane traffic
Built 1938 by the Mt. Vernon Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1977
- Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. of Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Riveted Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 138.1 ft.
Total length: 146.0 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.4 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.62323, -82.51132   (decimal degrees)
40°37'24" N, 82°30'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/372172/4498031 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 7000243 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28313 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 32.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Bellville, Ohio (3)
Built 1938 (912)
Built during 1930s (12,330)
Have street view (30,436)
Mt. Vernon Bridge Co. (81)
NR-eligible (4,127)
OH 13 (3)
Ohio (5,052)
Open (41,456)
Owned by county (22,007)
Painted blue (83)
Parker through truss (1,446)
Parker truss (1,843)
Reserve (26)
Richland County, Ohio (52)
Riveted (2,776)
Skewed (5,108)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,602)
Through truss (19,042)
Total length 125-175 feet (6,474)
Truss (38,331)

Update Log 

  • January 20, 2023: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • March 27, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 16, 2014: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Alternate name and Descriptions. Based on comments, and a Google search, it appears that the Pickle Bridge is a different structure.
  • July 30, 2013: New photo from Janis Ford
  • April 1, 2010: Updated by Joshua Collins: added google street view
  • June 15, 2005: Posted photos from Jonathan Maxwell


  • Jonathan Maxwell - themaxwellshouse [at] roadrunner [dot] com
  • Greg Hall - cyclebay [at] aol [dot] com
  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Janis Ford
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Paul Plassman


Bellville Bridge
Posted June 16, 2014, by jay (Jay5gen [at] gmail [dot] com)


Pickle bridge was here (4036'44.6"N 8230'03.6"W) not even the same road

Bellville Bridge
Posted July 4, 2012, by foo (foo [at] foo [dot] bar [dot] com)

Who told you this was Pickle Bridge?

Bellville Bridge
Posted September 25, 2011, by dinger

Yeah, that's not Pickle Bridge.

Bellville Bridge
Posted August 7, 2011, by David Freeman (dfree1964 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Dont quite know where you got your info. but nobody here in Bellville calls this Pickle! Every knows where Pickle Bridge was located, but the name never carried over to this one.

Bellville Bridge
Posted February 12, 2007, by Cecil (cneigh01 [at] baker [dot] edu)
Bellville Bridge
Posted September 16, 2006, by Anonymous

this bridge sucks my nuts

Bellville Bridge
Posted November 6, 2005, by Susan (Pureone2 [at] aol [dot] com)

Hung out under that bridge most of my childhood. Has a lot of sentimental meaning for me.