Mill Road Bowstring Bridge

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Ariel-Foundation Park

Relocated Bowstring pony truss bridge over Wakatomika Creek on Mill Road

Photo 

By Joseph Elliott - Library of Congress, Prints and Photograph Division HAER: OHIO,42-MOVER,1-1, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6897312

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Description 

The Mill Road Bridge is a tubular bowstring design built by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio, one of the most important bridge companies of the 19th century. The bow is made of "Phoenix columns" manufactured by the Phoenix Iron Company of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. The bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER OH-91)

The bridge was formerly located on Mill Rd near Bladensburg at 40.276258, -82.272364. It has been refurbished and relocated in Ariel Foundation Park in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 5, 1979
Reference number
79001869
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Bow-string arch-truss
Area of significance
Engineering
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Road-related
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
ca. 1876

Update Log 

  • December 30, 2020: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • August 11, 2016: Updated by Andrew Wood: Updated coordinates, status, and description with former and current location.

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