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Canal Footbridge


Canal footbridge

Photo taken by David Case in November 2018


BH Photo #438360


Bowstring pony truss bridge over Ohio and Erie Canal on a pedestrian walkway (link to Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail)
Canal Fulton, Stark County, Ohio
Open to pedestrians only
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
Bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.88703, -81.59614   (decimal degrees)
40°53'13" N, 81°35'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/449778/4526387 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Canal Fulton
Inventory number
BH 54866 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2018: New photos from David Case
  • June 3, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Builder, and External Links.
  • December 9, 2012: Added by James McCray



Canal Footbridge
Posted July 27, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Good to hear! Hopefully they will scrap the hideous ARMCO railings in favor of something more complimentary!

Canal Footbridge
Posted July 27, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)
Canal Footbridge
Posted November 13, 2018, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Those trusses are from an original bridge. Cruciform outriggers, etc. No feet though.


Art S.

Canal Footbridge
Posted December 10, 2012, by james mccray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

if this is an actual Masi. Bridge Co. bridge that would be awesome and i would like to update it as such. however, could it be an MOB that just happens to look like the real thing? anyone would like to jump in here and do some investigation?

Canal Footbridge
Posted December 9, 2012, by Matt Lohry

This one looks authentic to me, James, nice find! The upper chords seem to indicate the work of the Massilion bridge Company...

Is this a real bowstring?
Posted December 9, 2012, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Just found this unlisted bridge and listed it. From the looks of the photo in the link it looks like a bowstring. Is it a real bowstring or is it an "MOB?" I would like to say its real and has been modified to be a pedestrian bridge, but need help here. So please feel free to chip in.