This bridge is a relatively late example of a traditional truss type. It retains excellent historic integrity including original railings. It has rusted however, and now would be a great time to preserve this bridge with a sandblast and painting project. Such a project would also be a good time to sensitively repair this historic bridge to correct any deficiencies. Smaller truss bridges like this one are attractive preservation targets because they do not cost as much to preserve.
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, 60'-long, rivet-connected Pratt pony truss bridge is composed of built-up members and has lattice railings. It is supported on concrete abutments.
Summary of Significance
The 1934 Pratt pony truss is a late example of its type/design with no distinguishing features. It has riveted connections, typical of trusses from about 1900 to the 1940s when riveted connections began to be
phased out in favor of welded connections. 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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