Friday, June 29, 2007

Historic Bridge Lost in Knox County, Ohio

Photo: 2004
This bridge over the Kokosing River was removed 6/11/07 by the county following fload damage to the pier that threatened a collapse of the bridge (the other span of the bridge was removed years ago). Mt. Vernon and county officials could not agree on contributing the $24,000 needed to save the span. This iron bridge was built in 1872 by the Columbia Bridge Works and was on the National Register of Historic Places.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

A Parker Pony Truss Bridge in Pickaway County

Photos: Don O'Brien 6/2007
This 1935 bridge survives on busy State Route 56 probably because of its size and reported reconstruction in 1983. It is a relatively rare truss for a pony bridge (not having horizontal cross members above the road).