Oak Knoll Park Bridge, Oak Knoll Park, Massillon, Stark County, OH
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Oak Knoll Park, Massillon, OH
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
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.
Massillon Bridge Company
C.M. Russell & Company
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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