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Oak Knoll Park Bridge, Oak Knoll Park, Massillon, Stark County, OH



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Location
Oak Knoll Park, Massillon, OH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER OH-85
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N35).
Building/structure dates: 1859 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1899
Significance: The bridge is the oldest known iron bridge in Ohio. It is an early work of Joseph Davenport, founder of the Massillon Bridge Company, and is a Howe truss that anticipates his "Davenport straight Howe truss." When the County Commissioners had the bridge replaced in 1899, they moved it to its present location.

Subjects
Pedestrian Bridges
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Davenport, Joseph
Massillon Bridge Company
C.M. Russell & Company


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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