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Brush Creek CR C Bridge


Distant east portal view

Photo taken by Paul Plassman in May 2018


BH Photo #503260


NBI gives date of construction as 2000, however the bridge retains its original riveted trusses. Bridge has been widened and floor system appears to have been replaced, however.


Pony truss bridge over Brush Creek on CR C (211)
Williams County, Ohio
Open to two-lane traffic
Built 1920; heavily renovated and probably widened 2000
Riveted polygonal Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Span length: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.45655, -84.37506   (decimal degrees)
41°27'24" N, 84°22'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/719240/4592766 (zone/easting/northing)
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 8637156 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
ODOT 8637164 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28591 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 84.5 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • August 19, 2021: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • August 18, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Bridge was not replaced but only widened in 2000; also added photos and corrected name of bridge and road
  • December 31, 2018: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge was replaced by a modern truss



Brush Creek CR C Bridge
Posted August 19, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Yes, the abutments do appear to be fairly modern, so I would agree with your theory.

Brush Creek CR C Bridge
Posted August 19, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Replacement of the abutments may have triggered the 2000 NBI date. Good to see it still exists!

Brush Creek CR C Bridge
Posted August 18, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Good news! This bridge was NOT in fact replaced in 2000 as the riveted trusses remain in existence and appear to be load-bearing. The floor beams, stringers, and deck all appear to be of modern origin, however, indicating that the bridge was widened but not totally replaced in 2000.

Brush Creek CR 6 Bridge
Posted December 31, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This one wasn't widened, it was replaced with a modern welded pony truss.

Brush Creek CR 6 Bridge
Posted December 30, 2018, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

This one must have been listed under #8637156 prior to 2000. Not sure why they'd have changed the file number, but whatever. It's the only bridge that fits both the prior description and its current one.

It took the Historic Bridges page for me to put two and two together, though.