"S" Bridge - Old Washington OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 40° 02.681 W 081° 22.452
17T E 468079 N 4432783
Quick Description: Built in 1828, the single-arch stone bridge on Bridgewater Road carried the National Road.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 5/30/2015 5:00:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMNZM3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 7

Long Description:
The S-Bridge is a single arch structure with stones laid in an irregular ashlar fashion. It is about 185 feet long and rises about 18 feet from the waterline. The bridge traverses a rippling brook called Salt Fork. This bridge was part of the National Road, old Route 40.

The marker reads:
"S" Bridge
Old National Road Built about 1828

Where the road crossed a creek at an anlge, a stone arch bridge was built at right angles to the stream flow. "S" shaped walls were then built to guide the traffic around the jog from the direction of travel acorss the bridge and back onto the road line.
An arch parallel with the stream flown and in line with the road would have more difficult and costly to build.

This marker erected by Ohio Society of Professional Engineers - 1954
Group that erected the marker: Ohio Society of Professional Engineers

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Along old RT 40
Old Washington, PH

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