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Ohio Canal Bridge

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Ohio Canal Bridge

Bridge destroyed by flood

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #285308

Description 

The bascule span is the widest bridge ever built.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck girder bridge over Ohio & Erie Canal on Ohio Canal
Location
Massilion, Stark County, Ohio
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built in 1913 ; Destroyed by flooding
Builder
- Strauss Bascule Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Deck girder bascule
Dimensions
Total length: 316.0 ft.
Deck width: 100.0 ft.
Also called
Main Street Bridge
Lincoln Wy West Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.79496, -81.52809   (decimal degrees)
40°47'42" N, 81°31'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/455448/4516130 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Massillon
Inventory number
BH 61359 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 5, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • December 8, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 14, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

Ohio Canal Bridge
Posted January 13, 2017, by Erik Baldwin

Canal was Ohio and Erie Canal. Miami and Erie Canal was the one in Western half of the state, Toledo to near Cincinnati.