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West Liberty in Logan County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Onion Ditch Bridge

First Plastic Bridge in Ohio

 
 
Onion Ditch Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 29, 2014
1. Onion Ditch Bridge Marker
close- up, text explains details
Inscription. Bridge 174-0.56 Ohio’s first recycled thermoplastic composite bridge built in 2012 construction cost $325,661 built by Logan County Engineer’s Office Bridge Crew materials manufactured by Axion, New Providence, NJ designed by Parsons Brickeroff funded by the Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment Program project engineers: Todd Bumgardner, Bryan Dhume, P.E. Scott C. Coleman, P.E., P.S., Logan County Engineer
 
Erected 2013 by Logan County Engineer's Office.
 
Location. 40° 15.339′ N, 83° 44.717′ W. Marker is in West Liberty, Ohio, in Logan County. Marker is on Pickrelltown Road (Local Route 174) half a mile east of U S Rt 68 (U.S. 68), in the median. Click for map. traveling east from US 68 (N Detroit Str) on Pickrelltown Rd (174) the first bridge is over Mad River, the second is this new bridge over Onion Ditch at the Lion's Club Park. onion Run Ditch is often mistaken for Mac-O-Chee Creek, but it is NOT. Marker is at or near this postal address: 576 Township Road 174, West Liberty OH 43357, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Liberty Water Works (within shouting distance of this marker); West Liberty Lion's Club Park (about 500 feet
Onion Ditch Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 29, 2014
2. Onion Ditch Bridge Marker
from Pickrelltown Road
away, measured in a direct line); Shawnee Nation in Logan County / Shawnee Villages in Logan County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sherman M. Ricketts (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hull's Trace (approx. 0.6 miles away); Moluntha (approx. 0.6 miles away); West Liberty Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Michael Lane Partin (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Liberty.
 
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Onion Ditch Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 29, 2014
3. Onion Ditch Bridge
from the south, looking north all the structure members of this bridge are re-cycled composite (water bottles and trash bags)
Onion Ditch Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 29, 2014
4. Onion Ditch Bridge
from the north side, looking south towards Lion's Club Park
old Onion Ditch Bridge demo image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, November 14, 2012
5. old Onion Ditch Bridge demo
old bridge site after removal of original span over Onion Ditch
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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