This bridge has been nicely rehabilitated and remains open to traffic today and a good example of a Wrought Iron Bridge Company truss bridge. The bridge was rehabilitated in 1971, and then in 2007 it was extensively rehabilitated. The bridge was fully disassembled for a shop restoration. The bridge is an outstanding example of historic bridge preservation in Ohio.
Information and Findings From Ohio's Historic Bridge Inventory
The bridge carries a 1 lane road over a stream in a wooded rural setting.
The 1 span, 108'-long, pin-connected Pratt thru truss bridge is traditionally composed of built-up compression members and eyebar tension members. It has lattice portals.
Rehabilitated in 2007. Truss was relocated off-site to US Bridge to be repaired in-kind and painted, then returned to site.
Summary of Significance
The 1883 Wrought Iron Bridge Co. pin-connected Pratt thru truss bridge was rehabilitated in 2007. The rehabilitation maintained the integrity of design. The bridge was select in the prior inventory and NR listed in 1990.
The bridge is one of over 150 extant pin-connected truss bridges dating from 1874 for pony trusses and 1876 for thru trusses. Twenty six predate 1888 and represent the era of experimentation that evolved into standardized designs by about 1888. This example has a high level of significance based on its early date of construction and association with a prominent builder.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
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