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Near Cambridge in Guernsey County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

“S” Bridge

 
 
"S" Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2006
1. "S" Bridge Marker
Inscription. Old National Road, Built about 1828. Where the road crossed a creek at an angle, a stone arch bridge was built as right angles to the stream flow. "S" shaped walls were then built to guide traffic around the job from the direction of travel across the bridge and back onto the road line. An arch parallel with the stream flow and in line with the road would have been more difficult and costly to build.
 
Erected 1954 by Ohio Society of Professional Engineers.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 40° 0.629′ N, 81° 39.466′ W. Marker is near Cambridge, Ohio, in Guernsey County. Marker is at the intersection of Glenn Highway (U.S. 40) and Peters Creek Road (County Route 416), on the left on Glenn Highway. Click for map. Marker is at S Bridge Park. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge OH 43725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. S Bridge Renovation (within shouting distance of this marker); Peters Creek S-Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Peters Creek Mile Marker (within shouting
The "S" Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2006
2. The "S" Bridge
The roadway at the eastern side of the arch has collapsed.
distance of this marker); Old Covered Bridge (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Tingle Tavern (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Also see . . .  "S" Bridges, A National Road Anomaly. (Submitted on April 20, 2006.)
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Peter's Creek Bridge as it is today image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 23, 2007
3. Peter's Creek Bridge as it is today
The historic marker is on the far left.
The bridge, as seen from the east, looking west image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 23, 2007
4. The bridge, as seen from the east, looking west
South face of Peter's Creek Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 23, 2007
5. South face of Peter's Creek Bridge
National Road milestone, immediately east of the bridge image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 23, 2007
6. National Road milestone, immediately east of the bridge
The milestone indicates that it is 186 miles to Cumberland, Maryland. Traveling west, is is 18 miles to Zanesville and 2 1/2 miles to Concord. Traveling east, it is 56 miles to Wheeling and 6 miles to Cambridge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,736 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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