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Silvey's Ford Bridge

Description 

The source for some of the information on this page is "The Covered Bridges of Ohio: An Atlas and History" by Miriam Wood.

The bridge consisted of four Howe through truss spans, of which three crossed the main channel of the Scioto River and one crossed a back channel about 600' to the west of the main bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Scioto River on East Main Street
Location
Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1870 by B.L. Pugh Co.; easternmost pier replaced 1893; three eastern spans burned December 25, 1895 and replaced by iron trusses; destroyed March 24, 1898
Builders
- B.L.Pugh Co. (Contractor)
- John C. Gregg (Engineer)
Design
Four-span, covered Howe through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 154.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.33922, -82.94437   (decimal degrees)
39°20'21" N, 82°56'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/332434/4356224 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95014 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added history and design specifics
  • November 8, 2021: Added by Paul Plassman

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