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Zoar Bridge


Side view over the river

Photo taken by Ian Anderson in May 2010


BH Photo #166269


Street View 


Pratt through truss bridge over Tuscarawas River on Zoar Valley Trail (old section of Cr-82)
Tuscarawas County, Ohio
Open to pedestrians
Built in 1883 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co,, restored for trail use in 2004.
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
3 span continuous, wrought iron Pratt through truss.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.60873, -81.42796   (decimal degrees)
40°36'31" N, 81°25'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/463795/4495412 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 43425 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (6,323)
Built 1883 (133)
Built during 1880s (1,681)
Continuous (2,009)
Continuous truss (161)
Have street view (23,172)
Ohio (3,018)
Open to pedestrians (3,609)
Owned by county (19,071)
Pin-connected (3,426)
Pratt through truss (4,659)
Pratt truss (8,135)
Preserved (1,080)
Through truss (13,073)
Truss (29,783)
Tuscarawas County, Ohio (27)
Wrought Iron Bridge Co. (289)

Update Log 

  • June 6, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • November 19, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • May 23, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • May 23, 2010: Updated by Ian Anderson: Fixed Google map location,
  • September 30, 2009: Added by Anthony Dillon


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Ian Anderson - macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Cliff Darby - clif30 [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net


Zoar Bridge
Posted May 23, 2010, by Ian Anderson (macsignals [at] gmail [dot] com)

I visited (and heavily photographed) this bridge as part of a traffic-signal-collectors meet the weekend of May 16th. One thing I noticed is that on the one end the bridge deck has a bad sag right before the abutment. It's almost like the heights didn't match up at the two ends so they "forced it to fit."

Also of interest in the area if you're interested, the park at Zoar Lake is in a derelict condition. Half of the park's building is literally on the verge of falling into the lake since the retaining wall holding it up has failed. The other half of the building was hap-hazardly torn down, leaving the roof cantilevered on one side, tile left from the bathroom, and the slab floor caved in from subsidence.

Zoar Bridge Photo
Posted December 13, 2009, by Jack R Perry (jack [at] perry-family [dot] org)

I shot this in April 2007. I just found your site and it an asset. I like to photograph covered bridges usually but when a neat iron bridge like this one catches my eye I will photograph it.

I am not sure if I can post my website address or not, just delete it if not allowed