Zanesville in Muskingum County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
World famous part of the Old National Road.
Maintained by Muskingum County.
Marker by Ohio Society of Professional Engineers.
Approved by the Ohio Historical Society.
Erected 1974 by Ohio Society of Professional Engineers. Approved by the Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 4-60.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection, and the The Historic National Road marker series.
Location. 39° 56.423′ N, 82° 0.765′ W. Marker is in Zanesville, Ohio, in Muskingum County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 40), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is on the eastern approach to the three-approach bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Zanesville OH 43701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Y-Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Y-Bridge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Y-Bridge (about 600 feet away but has been reported missing); The Bicentennial Legacy Monument Muskingum County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Muskingum County Iraqi Conflicts Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Muskingum County Medal of Honor Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Legion Post #29 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Zanesville.
Regarding Y-Bridge. The intersection with Linden Avenue is on the bridge itself. The Bridge spans the confluence of the Licking with the Muskingum river.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The three Zanesville Y-Bridge markers.
Also see . . . An Article About Zanesville Ohio’s Y-Bridges. This is the fifth Y-bridge built here. “While the [third] bridge was under construction [in 1832] a flood threatened the supports under the eastern span. Ebenezer Buckingham [the owner of the bridge company] hurried the completion of the work. Then he gave orders for the removal of the wedges which held the supports so that the flood waters could carry them away without taking the bridge. When the (Submitted on July 26, 2008.)
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