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BO - Harmar Bridge


Photo taken by John Goold in November 2011


BH Photo #221111


Street Views 


Hamar Bridge

Time-lapse video of bridge being opened July 26, 2015, shot by Dave Boley

Dave Boley via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/www.HarmarVillageMariettaOhio )

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Hamar Bridge

Time-lapse of bridge opening July 26, 2015 by John J. Burgardt

John J. Burgardt via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/john.j.burgardt/videos/vb.1072357772/10205752108936600/?type=2&theater )

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Pratt through truss bridge with manual swing draw span over Muskingum River on Railroad now pedestrian only
Marietta, Washington County, Ohio
Closed to all traffic.
Built 1913; Donatd by B&O and converted to pedestrian use 1962; Rehabbed in 2007
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
Pratt through truss
Also called
Harmar Bridge
Harmar Rail-Trail - Muskigum River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.41183, -81.45714   (decimal degrees)
39°24'43" N, 81°27'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/460646/4362578 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 50349 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (509)
Built 1913 (887)
Built during 1910s (9,841)
Closed (2,722)
Footbridge (425)
Have street view (27,846)
Marietta, Ohio (5)
Movable (3,076)
Muskingum River (29)
Ohio (3,807)
Pedestrian Movable Bridges (36)
Pin-connected (4,146)
Pratt through truss (5,729)
Pratt truss (9,817)
Rail-to-trail (1,633)
Railroad (16,165)
Swing (1,528)
Through truss (15,935)
Truss (34,207)
Washington County, Ohio (62)

Update Log 

  • May 28, 2020: New photos from David Case
  • December 22, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • November 21, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • November 20, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • July 27, 2015: New video from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • June 24, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added info
  • November 29, 2011: Updated by Clark Vance: Location and street view
  • November 28, 2011: Added by John Goold



BO - Harmar Bridge
Posted February 5, 2021, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Is this bridge older than 1913? The two center spans appear to be older, maybe ca. 1895? The swing span also appears to be a little newer, but not 1913. Reportedly, the stationary spans were replaced after the 1913 flood, but the swing span survived. The stationary spans very well could have been moved from another location.

Harmar Bridge
Posted May 28, 2020, by David Case

Swing span is swung to prevent people from crossing the bridge. Fundraising effort is underway.

Harmar Bridge
Posted February 12, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Interesting article on a group's fundraising efforts to restore this bridge: