This attractive bridge is a rare example of a pin-connected truss bridge that remains in use for vehicular traffic in genuinely good condition, but also with excellent historic integrity. Each span is composed of eight panels. Original lattice railings remain on the bridge behind modern railings. Vertical members feature v-lacing, with lattice on the sway and portal bracing. The sway bracing is nearly identical to the portal bracing. The bridge may have not been considered historic by Ohio's Historic Bridge Inventory, but it is HistoricBridges.org's opinion that this bridge still has heritage value and a large amount of aesthetic quality as well. As such, the bridge is worthy of preservation. Many of the other better examples that the inventory refers to are being demolished. Good for this bridge, but sad for Ohio, this bridge will become much more rare and significant in the context of Ohio's dropping truss bridge population.
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 2-span, 255'-long, pin-connected Pratt thru truss bridge is traditionally composed of built-up compression members and eyebar tension members. It has lattice portals and railings. It is supported on concrete abutments and pier.
Summary of Significance
The 1910 pin-connected truss bridge is a technologically undistinguished, later example of its type/design with no unusual or significant details/features. Earlier and more distinguished examples in the state
better represent the significance of the type/design. The not eligible recommendation of the prior inventory remains appropriate.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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