Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Salesville 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 National Historic Landmarks, and the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 40° 2.687′ N, 81° 22.444′ W. Marker is near Salesville, Ohio, in Guernsey County. Marker is at the intersection of Bridgewater Road (County Route 690) and Rhinehart Road (Local Route 75), on the left on Bridgewater Road. Click for map. Bridgewater road is hard against the north edge of Interstate 70. Nearest interchange on I-70 is east of here is Exit 193 (Quaker City). Or approach from the west from I-70 Exit 186 using Easton Road and turn left at Frankfort Road, cross under I-70 and turn right at T. Marker is in this post office area: Salesville OH 43778, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The "S" Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2006
2. The "S" Bridge
At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Washington (approx. 3.6 miles away); Morganís Raiders (approx. 3.6 miles away); Morganís Raid in Old Washington (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Bodies of Three Confederate Cavalrymen (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Old Washington (approx. 3.8 miles away).
 
Regarding “S” Bridge. This S Bridge is in use today, carying Rhinehart Road (Township Road 75) across the stream.
 
Additional comments.
1. The Salt Fork S-Bridge
This bridge is also known as the Salt Fork S-Bridge, for the body of water that it crosses.
    — Submitted February 15, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsSettlements & Settlers
 
National Historic Landmark Plaque for the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, September 23, 2007
3. National Historic Landmark Plaque for the Bridge
The "S" Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2006
4. The "S" Bridge
Marker is just out of frame on the right.
Plaque on West-Facing Arch image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2006
5. Plaque on West-Facing Arch
1828–1936. In Memory of the pioneers who built this bridge. The Ohio Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
East end of Salt Fork S-Bridge, at dawn image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
6. East end of Salt Fork S-Bridge, at dawn
Salt Fork S-Bridge, as seen from the west, at dawn image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
7. Salt Fork S-Bridge, as seen from the west, at dawn
Salt Fork S-Bridge, at dawn image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
8. Salt Fork S-Bridge, at dawn
View from the Salt Fork S-Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck
9. View from the Salt Fork S-Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,943 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement