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Rommels Mill Bridge


Looking Southwest

The old mill in the background is no longer standing.

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in Winter 2007-2008


BH Photo #149285


Rommels Mill Bridge carries Benedict Road over Clear Fork Mohican River in Richland County, Ohio.

The bridge is located adjacent to the ruins of Rommels Mill, constructed in 1853. The first crossing of Clear Fork was a covered bridge that was destroyed in a large flood in 1913. It was replaced with a Warren through truss.

In mid-2005, Rommels Mill Bridge was dismantled and relocated to the Ohio Bridge yard where the steel members were either restored or replaced. The bridge was galvanized. In May 2006, US Bridge of Cambridge re-erected the bridge.


Warren through truss bridge over Clear Fork Mohican River on TR 349 (Benedict Rd.)
Richland County, Ohio
Open to traffic
6-panel, riveted Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 107.9 ft.
Total length: 112.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59999, -82.40761   (decimal degrees)
40°35'60" N, 82°24'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/380903/4495305 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 7035462 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 43630 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 73.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 4, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed various typos
  • February 23, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: History
  • October 20, 2015: Updated by Janis Ford: Added original date
  • March 2, 2011: Updated by Nathan Holth: Merged NBI Data.
  • November 16, 2009: Added by Joshua Collins