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This is a rare surviving example of a curved chord through girder bridge in Ohio.
Information and Findings From Ohio's Historic Bridge Inventory
The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a sparsely developed, rural setting.
The 1 span, 45'-long, reinforced-concrete thru girder bridge has paneled, shaped girders with blocky end posts and articulated floorbeams. It is supported on concrete abutments.
Summary of Significance
The ca. 1928 thru girder bridge is a late and
undistinguished example of a standardized bridge type in use from the
mid 1910s to 1930s. It is not technologically significant.
Reinforced-concrete thru girder bridges are composed of a pair of
cast-in-place longitudinal girders and transverse floorbeams or deck
slab (the former is the case with most Ohio examples) that are connected
by the arrangement of the steel reinforcing bars. The roadway passes
between the paired girders, which are the main supporting members and
also serve as railings. The girders are commonly very large in
appearance (18" to 30" wide and 4' to 6' deep) and have deep panels to
save on weight. The depth of the girders is related to span length with
the longer the span the greater the depth. In many cases, the girders
are shaped to achieve the greatest depth of beam at mid-span where it is
required to support the design moments (stresses). The shaped girder is
a design detail to accommodate longer and/or wider spans and/or heavier
design loads, it is not aesthetic.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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