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Brandewie Bridge

Photo 

1976 Photo

Historic Bridge Survey, 1976

BH Photo #350785

Map 

Description 

This bridge was built in 1879 as part of a two span bridge over Loramie Creek on what is today State Route 66. It was moved after damage in the 1913 flood to the Brandewie farm, before being moved to the park in Sidney in 2020.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned bowstring pony truss bridge over Spring Creek on Private Drive
Location
Shelby County, Ohio
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Future prospects
Bridge has been moved to a trail and preserved.
History
Built 1879
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Bowstring pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 68.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.34581, -84.42076   (decimal degrees)
40°20'45" N, 84°25'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/719060/4469333 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Osgood
Inventory number
BH 71578 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,744)
Abandoned (3,752)
Bowstring pony truss (282)
Bowstring truss (555)
Built 1879 (100)
Built during 1870s (1,142)
King Bridge Co. (380)
NR-eligible (4,061)
Ohio (3,514)
Owned privately (1,794)
Pin-connected (3,978)
Pony truss (16,385)
Relocated (931)
Shelby County, Ohio (45)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,356)
Truss (33,355)

Update Log 

  • April 6, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added details of history and corrected date.
  • March 28, 2016: Added by Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Brandewie Bridge
Posted March 29, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

The fact that it still exists is fantastic! In the satellite view, it looks like its in its original location on an old road alignment but the deck is now gone.

Brandewie Bridge
Posted March 29, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yes but it is on private property. The Ohio bridge folks are trying to see if the owner would be interested in collaborating with a plan to relocate and reuse in a more public setting.

Brandewie Bridge
Posted March 29, 2016, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nathan,

Nice find! Is it still around?

Regards,

Art S.

Brandewie Bridge
Posted March 28, 2016, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

1976 Historic Bridge Survey form attached.

Attachment #1 (application/pdf; 482,657 bytes)