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Bridge Street Bridge (2nd)


Columbus Pike is the non-RR Bridge

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BH Photo #272675


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Scioto River on Bridge Street/Columbus Pike
Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1886 by the Smith Bridge Company; one span collapsed under truck 1943 and replaced by steel girders; totally replaced 1953
- Smith Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
(3)10-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 420.0 ft.
Also called
Columbus Pike Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.34242, -82.97595   (decimal degrees)
39°20'33" N, 82°58'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/329719/4356638 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chillicothe East
Inventory number
BH 59159 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 5, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added "2nd" to bridge's name to distinguish it from the original covered bridge
  • October 5, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed length
  • October 12, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added build and demo dates
  • July 25, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • November 24, 2016: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 12, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added builder with aid from Tony
  • January 10, 2014: New photos from Luke Harden
  • January 7, 2014: Added by Luke Harden

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Bridge Street Bridge (2nd)
Posted October 6, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Not a problem. I worked on that page at one time... not sure if I goofed or someone else added that.

Bridge Street Bridge
Posted October 5, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Thanks, Tony!

Bridge Street Bridge
Posted October 5, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Do we have a source for the dimensions given on this page? Photo #7 indicates a 420' total length with three 140' spans.