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Akron & Barberton Belt Bridge

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Akron & Barberton Belt Bridge

looking north

Photo taken by John Beach

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #461626

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over River Street and CSX RR on Akron & Barberton Belt
Location
Akron, Summit County, Ohio
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1912
Railroads
- Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad (ABB)
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
Design
Riveted Pratt pony truss with multiple deck plate girder approach spans of varying sizes and ages
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 59.0 ft.
Total length: 786.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.06505, -81.48519   (decimal degrees)
41°03'54" N, 81°29'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/459235/4546091 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 7760264 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
ODOT 7762534 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 87355 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Replaced NBI data
  • December 3, 2019: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Paul Plassman

Comments 

Akron & Barberton Belt Bridge
Posted January 14, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Bridge seems to incorporate multiple deck plate girders of varying sizes and ages, with the span over River Street being a newer welded girder. There appears to be a plaque on the span over Factory Street and another over the span immediately to the west of it, indicating that they are of different ages, but street view doesn't get close enough to see what they say.