This bridge is not the oldest example of a riveted truss bridge, and in Morrow County's relatively large collection of surviving metal truss bridges it is far from the most noteworthy. However the bridge, with rolled beams and riveted connections is a good representative example of mid-20th Century truss bridge construction. Comparisons can be made between this bridge and older truss bridges in the county. Also, the bridge is far more attractive visually than any modern bridge could hope to be. The bridge has deteriorated and has been closed to traffic. However it likely could have been repaired and rehabilitated for less than the cost of replacement. Despite this, demolition and replacement has been chosen for this bridge.
Information and Findings From Ohio's Historic Bridge Inventory
The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a rural area of active farms.
Summary of Significance
The one span, riveted, Warren pony truss bridge with polygonal upper chords has rolled section for the members. It was fabricated for the county in 1951 by the Edwards Sheet Metal Works of Frederickton. It has concrete abutments and a laminated wood deck. Ohio Bridge Corp. replaced floor beams & deck in 1997. The bridge has no innovative or distinctive details and is an example of a type and design that was common by 1910.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.
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