Rodrick Bridge, Spanning Wills Creek, Ostego, Coshocton County, OH
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Spanning Wills Creek, Ostego vicinity, OH
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
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.
Coshocton Iron Works
Shipman, James W.
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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