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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.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the The Historic National Road series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
 
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. Marker is at S Bridge Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge OH 43725, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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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 distance of this marker); Old Covered Bridge (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Tingle Tavern (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Also see . . .  S-Bridges. Ohio History Central website entry (Submitted on July 4, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
The "S" Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, April 10, 2006
2. The "S" Bridge
The roadway at the eastern side of the arch has collapsed.
Peter's Creek Bridge as it is today image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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 was last revised on July 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,196 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 19, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.

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