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Plymouth-Springmill Road - Black Fork Mohican River Bridge

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Plymouth-Springmill Road Bridge

News-Journal: September 23 1963

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BH Photo #450204

Map 

Description 

The date listed was based upon the newspaper article. It is believed the bridge was built earlier than the date listed.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Black Fork Mohican River on Plymouth-Springmill Road
Location
Richland County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1898; destroyed by collision and replaced in 1963
Builder
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.91597, -82.63349   (decimal degrees)
40°54'57" N, 82°38'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/362443/4530713 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85623 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,640)
Built 1898 (306)
Built during 1890s (2,997)
Lost (25,076)
Lost 1963 (79)
Lost during 1960s (764)
Massillon Bridge Co. (143)
Ohio (3,431)
Owned by county (20,875)
Replaced by new bridge (16,858)
Richland County, Ohio (42)
Through truss (15,217)
Truss (33,022)

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2019: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added builder and truss type
  • June 21, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com

Comments 

Plymouth-Springmill Road - Black Fork Mohican River Bridge
Posted June 22, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thank you both !

Plymouth-Springmill Road - Black Fork Mohican River Bridge
Posted June 21, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Tony,

I donít disagree. While I didnít list it, I suspect that the article was relied on for the date.

Regards,

Art S.

Plymouth-Springmill Road - Black Fork Mohican River Bridge
Posted June 21, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

While I totally agree that this is no doubt a Massillon built span, I do think they have the date wrong. The portals that matched their bowstring trusses were built from the late 1870's until 1885. The flat Lattice portals were used in the 1890's.