Mount Blanchard in Hancock County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
This Historic Bridge
The structure was a double intersection pratt through truss. The term "double intersection pratt" refers to the arrangement of the diagonals. The term "through" refers to the overhead lateral bracing, causing one to drive "through" the bridge but over it. The abutments were made of laid up stone with mortar joints.
At the time of removal in 2000 this structure had served the traveling public for 116 years. This monument is a tribute to the incredible workmanship of our forefathers in building this magnificent structure that lasted for over a century.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
Location. 40° 54.121′ N, 83° 33.5′ W. Marker is in Mount Blanchard, Ohio, in Hancock County. Marker is on Park Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Blanchard OH 45867, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this Johnny Appleseed (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mt. Blanchard Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Site of Mt. Blanchard Schools (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Mt. Blanchard Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); William Ellsworth Hoy (1862-1961) (approx. 3 miles away); Village of Arlington / The Arlington Heritage (approx. 4.7 miles away); Ellis School Bell (approx. 4.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Blanchard.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 4, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.