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Cardington Edison Road Bridge

Cardington Edison Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 12, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Cardington Edison Road (CR-9) Over Whetstone Creek
Location
Rural: Morrow County, Ohio: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1951 By Builder/Contractor: Edwards Sheet Metal Works of Frederickton, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1997
Main Span Length
89 Feet (27 Meters)
Structure Length
91 Feet (28 Meters)
Roadway Width
17 Feet (5.18 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
5932149

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

Bridge Status: Demolished and replaced.

View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

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

Setting/Context

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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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
40.551770,-82.862740

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