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
Original / Full Size Photos
|A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer|
Mobile Optimized Photos
|A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer|
Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
View Bridge Location In:
© Copyright 2003-2021, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.