Grimms Bridge

Grimms Bridge is a historic Whipple through truss over Little Beaver Creek in Columbiana County, Ohio.

The one-lane bridge was constructed in 1884 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio along Beaver Creek. 2 It is  Sandy & Beaver Canal and the unincorporated community of Grimms Bridge developed around the crossing. 1

The Porterfield-Binger construction Company was the lone bidder of a $9,991 rehabilitation project for Grimms Bridge on June 20, 1955. 2 It was just $4 above the county engineer’s estimate. The renovation of Grimms Bridge, and the Pancake Bridge in Middleton Township, was the last of the bridges that needed to be rehabilitated on the north fork of Beaver Creek. The Fredericktown Bridge was renovated in July 1954. Work began on July 16 and was completed by September 1. 3

Grimms Bridge was renovated again in 1997 when new stringers and deck were installed. The bridge was also sandblasted and painted.

  • Total Length: 155 feet
  • Main Span Length: 154 feet
  • Deck Width: 12 feet
  • Vertical Clearance Above Deck: 28 feet
  1. Jones, Tom T. “The Reviewing Stand.” Evening Review [East Liverpool], 22 Aug. 1932, p. 4.
  2. “Grimms Span Repairs Slated.” Evening Review [East Liverpool], 21 Jun. 1955, p. 1.
  3. “Grimms Bridge Closed.” Evening Review [East Liverpool], 16 Jul. 1955, p. 3.

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