Rommels Mill Bridge

Rommels Mill Bridge

Rommels Mill Bridge carries Benedict Road over Clear Fork Mohican River in Richland County, Ohio.


The bridge is located adjacent to the ruins of Rummel Mill, constructed in 1853. 1 The first crossing of Clear Fork was a covered bridge that was destroyed in a large flood in 1913. It was replaced with a Warren through truss.

In mid-2005, Rommels Mill Bridge was dismantled and relocated to the Ohio Bridge Corporation yard where the steel members were either restored or replaced and then galvanized. 2 The US Bridge Company of Cambridge re-erected the bridge over Clear Fork in May 2006.


Information

  • State: Ohio
  • Route: Benedict Road
  • Type: Warren Through Truss
  • Status: Active - Automobile
  • Total Length: 113 feet
  • Main Span Length: 108 feet
  • Deck Width: 13 feet

Sources

  1. McKee, Timothy Brian. “The Richland Album: Mills.” Richland Source, 14 Nov. 2015, article.
  2. “Some Fine Examples of Bridge Preservation.” OHBA Bridge News, 14 Aug. 2007, article.

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