Prospect in Marion County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Prospect State Route 47 Bridge
1913 - 2007
In 1983 the Ohio Department of Transportation and Ohio Historic Preservation Office designated the Prospect Bridge a historic structure, eligible for listing in the National Register for Historic Places as a significant example of Parker Truss design in Ohio. It featured a 217-foot span with pin connections on the upper and lower chords.
The Parker Through Truss design was patented in 1870 by Charles H. Parker of Boston, Massachusetts. This variation of the Pratt Truss design used fewer materials because the end vertical and horizontal members were shorter, creating a slanted vertical at both ends of the truss, which also improved its adaptability to custom span lengths.
The Prospect Bridge was replaced in 2007 due to increased traffic and load requirements. At the time of its replacement, there were ten Parker Through Trusses remaining in Ohio, including one built in
Erected by Ohio Department of Transportation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Disasters • Roads & Vehicles • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
Location. 40° 27.006′ N, 83° 11.438′ W. Marker is in Prospect, Ohio, in Marion County. Marker is on Water Street (Ohio Route 47) 0.1 miles west of Main Street (Ohio Route 203), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prospect OH 43342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prospect War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Greenville Treaty Boundary Line (approx. 1.4 miles away); Radnor Township Hall (approx. 5 miles away); Radnor Cemetery Lych Gate (approx. 5 miles away); Independent Order of Odd Fellows (approx. 5.1 miles away); Radnor School Building (approx. 5.3 miles away); Green Camp (approx. 5.8 miles away); Richwood Opera House and Town Hall (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prospect.
Also see . . . Bridge Types. (Submitted on January 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,361 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 29, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.