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PC - Duck Creek Bridge

Photos 

Credit to Art Suckewer for finding this pic and making the entry

Photo taken by Mike Tewkesbury

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND)

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BH Photo #286337

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Duck Creek on Abandoned Penn Central Railroad
Location
Washington County, Ohio
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1893; Abandoned in 1976
Builder
- Edge Moor Bridge Works of Wilmington, Delaware
Railroads
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Pratt through truss
Also called
PRR - Duck Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.43783, -81.40680   (decimal degrees)
39°26'16" N, 81°24'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/464992/4365444 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marietta
Inventory number
BH 61499 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added new imagery from Mike Tewkesbury; Added builder from plate shot he took
  • June 24, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Mapped
  • June 24, 2014: Added by Art Suckewer

Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

PC - Duck Creek Bridge
Posted March 22, 2021, by Luke

And no, railfans, it has nothing to do with the Toledo, St. Louis & Western "Cloverleaf" Railroad.

PC - Duck Creek Bridge
Posted March 22, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Interesting. I wonder if the cloverleaf portal design is associated with Edge Moor? I know the Cicero Creek Bridge in Indiana appears to be nearly identical to this span. There are also two Pennsylvania RR bridges in Adams County and in Muncie as well, although they have slightly different designs.

PC - Duck Creek Bridge
Posted March 22, 2021, by Mike Tewkesbury (gb_packards [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Wilmington

PC - Duck Creek Bridge
Posted March 22, 2021, by Mike Tewkesbury (gb_packards [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Finally got permission to explore the opposite side although covered with overgrowth and wild raspberry. The approach ties are too soft to get to the main span but I did manage to get a shot of the building plaque; 1893 Built by Edge Moor Bridge Works Wimington (Delaware)

PC - Duck Creek Bridge
Posted December 14, 2017, by Erik Baldwin (chinacat1966 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My apologies to Mike for claiming this was not the bridge he said it was. I mistook this bridge for a different PC RR one over Duck Creek-same abandoned right of way though. The one I was talking about is north of Whipple OH.

It is in the middle of a farmer's field near the intersection of T 16 and T 315 roads. Here is a picture I took from Google earth of it.

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PC - Duck Creek Bridge
Posted February 20, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Still crazy how much this resembles the Cicero Creek Bridge!

http://bridgehunter.com/in/hamilton/bh42651/

PC - Duck Creek Bridge
Posted February 20, 2017, by Mike Tewkesbury (gb_packards [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Although difficult, my hope is to get a few pics from the opposite side of the creek.

PC - Duck Creek Bridge
Posted February 19, 2017, by Dana and Kay Klein

Nice shot Mike. Snap a few more if you get a chance!

PC - Duck Creek Bridge
Posted February 19, 2017, by Mike Tewkesbury (gb_packards [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is my photo. I pass this bridge on Caywood Road on the way to my daughter's house once or twice a week. Some years ago a portion of the trestle that passed over the road was burned so that portion was removed away from the road. You can still see the burn marks on the heavy beams facing the road. The bridge now belongs to Ken Strahler and is part of the Duck Creek Farm.

Sincerely, Mike

PC - Duck Creek Bridge
Posted December 30, 2016, by Erik Baldwin (chinacat1966 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The picture of the bridge listed for Duck Creek is not the bridge over Duck Creek. The actual bridge does not have a paved road running in front of it. It is in the middle of a farmer's field. Look at Google Earth for further proof. The farmer is using the bridge to access his fields. The comments from the person believing it to actually being the bridge in Indiana are correct.

PC - Duck Creek Bridge
Posted June 26, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Tony,

Are we certain that they are not the same bridge? I pulled the location off Flickr.

Regards,

Art S.

PC - Duck Creek Bridge
Posted June 24, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Wow, when I first saw the picture I thought i was looking at this one...

http://bridgehunter.com/in/hamilton/bh42651/