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Bridge Street Bridge (1st)

Description 

One of Ohio's major covered bridges, this was a double-barreled, two-lane structure. According to Miriam Wood's book "The Covered Bridges of Ohio: An Atlas and History", this was one of only four tied-arch covered bridges known to have been built in Ohio.

Facts 

Overview
Lost tied arch covered bridge over Scioto River on Bridge Street (Zanesville to Maysville Turnpike)
Location
Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1817; third span added 1844; replaced 1886 and burned
Design
Covered bridge with two tied-arch spans and one multiple-kingpost span added in 1844 to replace trestle approach
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.34108, -82.97570   (decimal degrees)
39°20'28" N, 82°58'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/329738/4356489 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94591 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added category "Scioto River"
  • October 5, 2021: Added by Paul Plassman

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