This bridge is a highway over railroad grade separation that has a very low profile truss, yet the top chord is extremely massive. The massive members are needed to support the wide deck width of this bridge. The bridge has two cantilevered sidewalks. The bridge's superstructure and deck was listed as serious and the bridge has a 17% sufficiency rating. As such, this bridge is likely at risk for demolition, even though a comprehensive rehabilitation seems a more logical and cost-effect solution which would also result in preservation of this historic bridge.
Information and Findings From Ohio's Historic Bridge Inventory
The bridge carries a 3-lane road and sidewalks over 2 active railroad tracks in a setting of early to mid-20th-century development in Ashtabula.
The 1 span, 85'-long, rivet-connected Warren pony truss bridge is traditionally composed of built-up members. It has cantilevered sidewalks with metal-panel railings.
Summary of Significance
The 1928 Warren pony truss is a later example of its type/design with no distinguishing features. It has riveted connections, typical of Warren trusses from about 1900 to the 1940s when riveted connections began
to be phased out in favor of welded connections. The weld-connected Warren trusses continue to be a popular bridge type/design on county roads in Ohio. The survey has identified more than 500 pre-1961 Warren pony truss bridges,
making them the most common truss type/design surviving in the state. This example is not historically significant for its technology or context. More distinguished examples better represent the significance of the type/design in
the development of the state's road systems. The not eligible recommendation of the prior inventory remains appropriate.
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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