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Rodrick Bridge, Spanning Wills Creek, Ostego, Coshocton County, OH



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Location
Spanning Wills Creek, Ostego vicinity, OH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER OH-95
Building/structure dates: 1872 initial construction
Significance: The Rodrick Bridge is a bowstring arch bridge constructed of cast-iron segments with a lower chord of wrought-iron chain. Built in 1872 by the Coshocton Iron Works, a company managed by James W. Shipman, nephew of Squire Whipple, it is believed to be the only surviving example, outside the State of New York, of a bridge based on the bowstring design patented by Squire Whipple in 1841.

Subjects
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Coshocton Iron Works
Shipman, James W.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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