Thursday, March 24, 2005

An abandoned iron bridge

Mill Road Bridge Posted by Hello

This bridge is on an abondoned road in Knox County, Ohio. It is gradually falling apart even though its recognized by the National Registry of Historic Places and is documented by the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER). See the links to read about it on HAER. The truss design is called a bowstring.

It took me 4 trips to locate this bridge as the maps I was using had it 4-5 miles from the actual location but that's part of the fun!

Note added 4-27-2005: Some good news! This bridge is apparently slated for rehabilitation by the county and is to be dismantled and moved to a pathway in Mount Vernon, Ohio.