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Near Norwich in Muskingum County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Warren Pony Truss Bridge

Riveted Iron Bridge

 
 
Warren Pony Truss Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 7, 2016
1. Warren Pony Truss Bridge Marker
Inscription. This is among the oldest surviving rivet-connected Warren Pony Truss bridges in Ohio and a good example of a bridge type commonly used in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. It is typical of the quality of construction by the Mount Vernon Bridge Company of Mount Vernon,which built it in 1909. It was originally erected on Zane’s Trace, originally an American Indian trail, over Salt Creek on East Wheeling Road about 2 ½ miles from here. In 2000, deemed unable to handle heavy equipment traffic and soon to be replaced, it was carefully removed for restoration and then set here for preservation. The wood decking was replaced in 2013 using wood donated by Charlie and Gary Neptune and the Hillcrest Lumber Company, David Hershberger, owner.
 
Location. 39° 58.524′ N, 81° 49.362′ W. Marker is near Norwich, Ohio, in Muskingum County. Marker can be reached from Old National Road (U.S. 40) near 8850 E Pike,. Touch for map. marker is in the parking lot of the National Road- Zane Grey Museum there are multiple markers at this site. Marker is in this post office area: Norwich OH 43767, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Zane’s Trace Bridge (here, next to this marker); Mile Markers
Warren Pony Truss Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 7, 2016
2. Warren Pony Truss Bridge Marker
Full view of marker
(a few steps from this marker); The Historic National Road in Ohio (a few steps from this marker); The Historic National Road (a few steps from this marker); Motels (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salt Creek Bridge/Timber Covered Bridges (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Traffic Fatality in Ohio/The National Road (approx. 2 miles away); S-Bridge (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwich.
 
Additional keywords. Old National Road
 
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Warren Pony Truss Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 7, 2016
3. Warren Pony Truss Bridge Marker
Marker as seen from a distance; to the right is a second marker describing this bridge. It is featured in another HMDB page
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 16, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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