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Bridge Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: August 24, 2019

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Bridge Road (TR-186) Over Wills Creek
Location
Rural: Guernsey County, Ohio: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1894 By Builder/Contractor: Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio
Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
160.0 Feet (48.8 Meters)
Structure Length
162.0 Feet (49.4 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.7 Feet (4.79 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
3031705

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Bridge Documentation

This is a later example of a bridge built by the prolific Wrought Iron Bridge Company. The standard 1890s Wrought Iron Bridge Company plaque has been stolen, but a marble abutment plaque remains.

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Setting/Context

The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a sparsely developed, rural setting.

Physical Description

The 1 span, pin-connected Pratt thru truss bridge is traditionally composed with built-up compression members and eyebar or rod tension members. It has A-frame portals.

Summary of Significance

The 1894 pin-connected Pratt thru truss bridge is a long-span and complete example of its type/design by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co., a prominent in-state fabricator. There has been no change in the bridge's status since the prior inventory. The eligible recommendation remains appropriate.

Justification

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 moderate significance because the genre and the fabricator are so well represented in Ohio.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes

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