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Kemner Road Bridge

TR-256A Bridge

Kemner Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 5, 2006

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Kemner Road (TR-256A) Over South Branch Portage River
Rural: Wood County, Ohio: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Canton Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
90 Feet (27.4 Meters)
Structure Length
91 Feet (27.7 Meters)
Roadway Width
14 Feet (4.27 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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This bridge no longer exists!

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This historic bridge was demolished ca. 2009!

For a rural bridge, this was a fairly ornate bridge, since it features a number of decorative elements that do not occur on the average truss bridge. There are decorative curved steel elements that terminate the lattice railings at each end of the bridge. There are decorative finials on top of the end posts. And finally, even the relatively basic a-frame portal bracing has a decorative edging on the top section.

Structurally, the bridge is a pin connected Pratt through truss, and is composed of six panels. There is v-lacing under the top chord/end post and also on the vertical members. There are roller bearings at the east of of the bridge, which sits on stone abutments. The deck is wood with an asphalt wearing surface. Very little paint remains on the rusted structure. An eight ton weight limit was posted prior to the closure of this bridge to traffic.

There was another historic pony truss not too far from this bridge on New Rochester Road, but it was unfortunately demolished by the time HistoricBridges.org got to Wood County in 2006. However, Rick McOmber took this photo of the bridge prior to demolition.

By 2009, the Kemner Road Bridge was also demolished, not for a replacement bridge, but just for the sake of annihilating a beautiful historic bridge. Wood County has a very poor record of historic bridge preservation.



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