Mill Road Bowstring Bridge
Relocated Bowstring pony truss bridge over Wakatomika Creek on Mill Road
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
+40.38764, -82.4985540°23'15" N, 82°29'55" W
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
- Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 5, 1979
- Reference number
- Architectural style
- Other architectural type; Bow-string arch-truss
- Area of significance
- Level of significance
- Evaluation criteria
- C - Design/Construction
- Property type
- Historic function
- Period of significance
- Significant year
- ca. 1876
- 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.