Zoar Iron Bridge

Zoar Iron Bridge

The Zoar Iron Bridge is a three-span Pratt through truss over the Tuscarawas River in Zoar, Ohio.


Constructed in 1883 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio, 1 the crossing replaced a circa 1830 wooden covered bridge that had been built by the Society of Separatists of Zoar to connect the village with the Ohio and Erie Canal. 2 The iron bridge was bypassed circa 1969. It was restored by Tuscarawas County commissioners for use as a pedestrian trail between Zoar and the Zoar Valley Trail along the abandoned canal. It was rededicated on September 11, 2004. 1


Information

  • State: Ohio
  • Route: Dover-Zoar Road, Zoar Valley Trail
  • Type: Pratt Through Truss
  • Status: Active - Pedestrian

Sources

  1. Bridge plaque.
  2. Zoar Historic District. Washington, United States Department of the Interior.

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