Saturday, August 04, 2007

Ohio Bridges Might Be Ok... Or Are They?

After the recent bridge disaster in Minneapolis this week, there has been discussion everywhere across the country about how safe are the nations bridges. Supposedly, Ohio has the second highest number of bridges in the country. Did you know we also have the single most highest number of Fracture Critical Steel Deck Truss Bridges.

According to the Federal Highway Administration, Ohio has 187 bridges on this list. The next highest is California with 59 followed by Pennsylvania with 47.

Just thought you would like to know.
As you ponder this during the week and wonder what could be done about it, ask yourself, "Is it the age of the bridges, or is it the fact that the nations bridges (those 50 years and over) were never designed to handle the amount of traffic they carry today?" Or, as an friend of mine said:

It's interesting that most of the media coverage of the Minneapolis bridge collapse and the follow-ups on general bridge safety around the country are focusing on the "age" of the bridges. But what most of these reports fail to mention is that the more important factor is that these bridges are getting a daily pounding from far greater volumes of traffic and truckloads of freight than what their designers originally envisioned
Another reason that the response to this from state and federal government should be to identify and increase funding for rail & transit to take more of that load off the roadways and reduce the cost of the wear and tear and, hopefully, lives.
Now would be a good time for the government to rethink their priorities when it comes to moving freight and passengers across the country

Here is the whole list:

List of Fracture Critical Steel Deck Truss Bridges

TOTAL FRACTURE CRITICAL STEEL DECK TRUSS BRIDGES: 756

State Number
Alabama 18
Alaska 7
Arizona 8
Arkansas 11
California 59
Colorado 6
Connecticut 6
Delaware 2
District of Columbia 0
Florida 1
Georgia 2
Hawaii 5
Idaho 4
Illinois 7
Indiana 10
Iowa 9
Kansas 15
Kentucky 11
Louisiana 3
Maine 6
Maryland 10
Massachusetts 19
Michigan 14
Minnesota 6
Mississippi 4
Missouri 8
Montana 11
Nebraska 4
Nevada 2
New Hampshire 3
New Jersey 8
New Mexico 7
New York 33
North Carolina 2
North Dakota 0
Ohio 187
Oklahoma 14
Oregon 38
Pennsylvania 47
Rhode Island 0
South Carolina 1
South Dakota 6
Tennessee 7
Texas 25
Utah 3
Vermont 8
Virginia 13
Washington State 32
West Virginia 31
Wisconsin 15
Wyoming 3
Puerto Rico


And here are the Ohio bridges - drive safely:

Inventory of Fracture Critical Steel Deck Truss Bridges

State Structure Number Location Crossing

OHIO CENORHOH3093708 SERVICE BRIDGE INTAKE STRUCTURE
OHIO CENORHOH3093717 SERVICE BRIDGE INTAKE STRUCTURE
OHIO 0430722 LAKE ROAD WHEELER CREEK
OHIO 0430765 BROWN ROAD GRIGGS CREEK
OHIO 0431206 S. DENMARK ROAD MILLS CREEK
OHIO 0431478 MANN ROAD PYMATUNING CREEK
OHIO 0431753 MILL CREEK RD. MILL CREEK
OHIO 0432229 MONTGOMERY RD. GRAND RIVER
OHIO 0432350 CLAY ROAD MILL CREEK
OHIO 0432695 HILDOM ROAD ASHTABULA RIVER
OHIO 0432733 BECKWITH ROAD ASHTABULA RIVER
OHIO 0433039 GRAHAM ROAD ASHTABULA RIVER
OHIO 0433101 CAINE ROAD ASHTABULA RIVER
OHIO 0433144 GREEN HILL ROAD ASHTABULA RIVER
OHIO 0433284 OLD PLANK ROAD GRAND RIVER
OHIO 0433349 UNDERWOOD ROAD PYMATUNING CREEK
OHIO 0433691 RUNKLE AVENUE HUBBARD RUN
OHIO 7700369 SR 8 & SR 59 NORTH ST-RRS- L. CUY RIV
OHIO 8830843 CR 9 SANDUSKY RIVER
OHIO 8831408 SYCAMORE CREEK SYCAMORE CREEK
OHIO 8831688 NO DATA SANDUSKY RIVER
OHIO 8833931 TR 37TA SANDUSKY RIVER
OHIO 8835004 TH44 TYMOCHTEE CREEK
OHIO 8835926 TWP HWY 49 TYMOCHTEE CREEK
OHIO 8836639 NO DATA BROKEN SWORD CREEK
OHIO 8837031 NO DATA BROKEN SWORD CREEK
OHIO 8837384 NO DATA BROKEN SWORD
OHIO 8837651 NO DATA TYMOCHTEE CREEK
OHIO 8838380 TH71 TYMOCHTEE CREEK
OHIO 8841152 TWP HWY 96 TYMCHTEE CREEK
OHIO 8841551 TWP. HWY. 97 TYMOCHTEE CREEK
OHIO 8842175 TH100A SPRING RUN
OHIO 8843260 NO DATA LITTLE TYMOCHTEE CREEK
OHIO 8843333 TWP HWY 106 TYMOCHTEE CREEK
OHIO 8843341 TH106C SPRING RUN
OHIO 8845840 TWP HWY 124 SANDUSKY RIVER
OHIO 8846138 NO DATA CRANBERRY RUN
OHIO 8846588 CO HWY 128 SANDUSKY RIVER
OHIO 8847002 TH127 SANDUSKY RIVER
OHIO 8847428 CH134B KISER RUN
OHIO 8847762 NO DATA SANDUSKY RIVER
OHIO 8860173 MILLER STREET SYCAMORE CREEK
OHIO 8302251 IR 71 ACC DR;LIT MIAMI R;BKWAY
OHIO 8302286 IR71 ACC DR;LIT MIAMI;BIKEWAY
OHIO 8403783 S.R. 124 LITTLE HOCKING RIVER
OHIO 1803301 US 42 TRAIN AV FLATS IND RR
OHIO 2300427 US 22 CONRAIL RR & LIT RUSH CR
OHIO 2334224 HEIGLE ROAD SW SALT CR (HEIGLE ROAD SW)
OHIO 2340208 RUSHVILLE RD NE RUSH CR & CONRAIL (CR 77
OHIO 1131117 CLARK ROAD KINGSCREEK
OHIO 1809393 I-90 CUY. RIV VALLEY-RTA45
OHIO 2931052 OLD WINCHESTER RD ANDERSON FORK
OHIO 3103390 COLUMBIA PARKWAY COLUMBIA PARKWAY
OHIO 1536915 WILLARD RD 843 PENN RR
OHIO 0930288 ELK CREEK RD ELK CREEK BRANCH
OHIO 0930520 RIALTO RD STREAM
OHIO 0930598 RIVER RD STREAM
OHIO 0930644 ROSS HANOVER RD INDIAN CREEK BRANCH
OHIO 0930709 SOMERVILLE RD BRANCH OF HARKERS RUN
OHIO 0930768 SOMERVILLE RD WILLIAMS RUN
OHIO 0931098 BAKER RD WILLIAMS RUN
OHIO 0931284 BLACK RD BRANCH OF LICK RUN
OHIO 0931306 BONHAM RD TALAWANDA CREEK
OHIO 0931322 BONHAM RD HARKERS RUN
OHIO 0932183 HAM NEW LONDON RD INDIAN CREEK
OHIO 0932485 INDIAN CREEK RD INDIAN CREEK
OHIO 0932671 LAYHIGH RD DRY RUN
OHIO 0932809 MAUD HUGHES RD GREGORY CREEK
OHIO 0932868 MEYERS RD BROWNS RUN
OHIO 0932892 SOUTH WEAVER RD KIATA CREEK BRANCH
OHIO 0933090 MORGAN ROSS RD PADDYS RUN
OHIO 0933147 MORGANTHALER RD COTTON RUN
OHIO 0933430 RACE LANE DRY FORK CREEK
OHIO 0933597 SCOTT RD DARRS RUN
OHIO 0933643 SLOEBIG RD BROWNS RUN
OHIO 0933910 STREBEE RD ELK CREEK BRANCH
OHIO 0935735 BUCKLEY ROAD TALAWANDA CREEK
OHIO 1800035 SR 2 (1476)CUY RIVER RTA FLAT
OHIO 1801503 SR 10 CUY RIVER VALLEY & FI RR
OHIO 2830752 TR-183 GEAUGA LAKE AURORA BR CHAGRIN RIVER
OHIO 3631559 COUNTY RD #55 DODSON CREEK
OHIO 3631761 COUNTY RD.#70 TURTLE CREEK
OHIO 3632008 TOWNSHIP RD. 118 DODSON CREEK
OHIO 3632342 TOWNSHIP RD.194 BRUSH CREEK
OHIO 3632482 COUNTYRD#43 NORTH FORK WHITEOAK CREE
OHIO 3632601 TOWNSHIP RD 239 BAKER FORK
OHIO 7730306 N MAIN STREET CUYAHOGA RIVER
OHIO 7849923 BELMONT ST-NILES MAHONING RIVER
OHIO 7030568 ROME SOUTH RD. BLACK FORK MOHICAN RIVER
OHIO 7031300 PLY-SPRINGMILL RD. BLACK FORK MOHICAN RIVER
OHIO 7031432 BELLVILLE JOHNSVLL CEDAR CREEK
OHIO 7032730 EBY RD. BRUBAKER CREEK
OHIO 4304950 I-90 GRAND RIVER @ MP 209.5
OHIO 4304985 CLOSED GRAND RIVER @ MP 209.5
OHIO 7035969 SMILEY AVE BLACK FORK RIVER
OHIO 4460014 NORTH 2ND STREET N & W RAILROAD
OHIO 7337620 WHEELERS MILL ROAD WHEELERS MILL (LSR)
OHIO 7338279 TATMAN COE ROAD TATMAN-COE (SCIOTO BR CR
OHIO 7338562 JR FURNACE-PWLSVL JR FURNACE-PWLS (PINE CR
OHIO 5233372 CH 16-SEVILLE RD. RIVER STYX
OHIO 5233658 RD27-RIVER CORNERS EAST BRANCH BLACK RIVER
OHIO 5233747 RD 29-CONGRESS RD BR OF E BR BLACK RIVER
OHIO 5233976 RD 37 - REMSEN RD. BR OF WEST BR OF ROCKY R
OHIO 5234247 RD49-RIVER STYX RD BR OF W BR ROCKY RIVER
OHIO 5234263 RD49-RIVER STYX RD E BR ROCKY RIVER
OHIO 5234298 RD50-CHIPPEWA RD. CHIPPEWA INLET
OHIO 5243416 CH 19 - LAKE RD. CHIPPEWA LAKE OUTLET
OHIO 6130127 COUNTY ROAD 40 DUCK CREEK
OHIO 6130194 CR 75 BIG RUN
OHIO 6130259 CR 7 KEITH FORK
OHIO 6130437 COUNTY ROAD 40 DUCK CREEK
OHIO 6130526 C.R.11 WEST FORK DUCK CREEK
OHIO 6130542 TR199 WILLS CREEK
OHIO 6232094 NO DATA TURTLE CREEK
OHIO 5432367 PURDY ROAD LITTLE BLACKCREEK
OHIO 5433509 HASIS ROAD BLIERDOFER DITCH
OHIO 5437601 FRYSINGER ROAD ST MARYS RIVER '
OHIO 5438098 TOWNSHIP-LINE ROAD ST MARYS RIVER '
OHIO 6241301 COUNTY ROAD 36 AT LITTLE PORAGE RIVER
OHIO 5443520 FRAHM PIKE TWELVE MILE CREEK
OHIO 5446228 MEYER ROAD BEAVER CREEK
OHIO 5450276 WABASH ROAD WABASH RIVER
OHIO 5452848 CLUNE STUCKE ROAD MILE CREEK
OHIO 5453577 ST PETER ROAD WABASH RIVER
OHIO 5454697 PALMER ROAD ST MARYS RIVER
OHIO 5455022 PARK ROAD WABASH RIVER
OHIO 5458730 SCHROEDER ROAD WABASH RIVER
OHIO 5459850 WABASH ROAD WABASH RIVER
OHIO 5459990 ST ANTHONY ROAD WABASH RIVER
OHIO 7330545 WH GRAVEL MCDANIEL WH GRVL-MCDAN (LTL SCIOT
OHIO 7330979 DUCK RUN ROAD DUCK RUN ROAD (DUCK RUN)
OHIO 7331142 ROCKY FORK ROAD ROCKY FORK (SOUTH FORK B
OHIO 7331150 HENLEY DEEMER RD HENLEY-DEEMER (MCCULL CR
OHIO 7331169 NO DATA HENLEY DEEMER
OHIO 7331568 STOCKHAM ROAD STOCKHAM RD (LTL SCIOTO)
OHIO 7331835 KY TRAIL-HAINES RD KY TRAIL (LTL SCIOTO RVR
OHIO 7332408 NO DATA RARDEN-HAZELBAKER(BRSH C
OHIO 7332785 NO DATA LAUREL FORK RD (DRY RUN)
OHIO 7334079 DEVER ROAD DEVER RD (ROCKY FORK CR)
OHIO 7334133 SULPHUR SPRINGS RD SULPHUR SPRINGS (LS RIVE
OHIO 7334400 NO DATA DISTERDICK LANE (PINE CR
OHIO 7334702 NO DATA MONROE ROAD
OHIO 7334788 NO DATA KNAPP ROAD
OHIO 7335032 NO DATA SWORD ROAD
OHIO 7335199 NO DATA EDMUNDS ROAD
OHIO 4733797 BURSLEY RD. W.B.BLACK RV BURSLEY RD
OHIO 4733886 BURSLEY RD. CHARLEMONT CK BURSLEY RD
OHIO 4734653 CROOK ST. BLACK RIVER CROOK ST.
OHIO 4735102 FOLEY RD. PLUM CREEK FOLEY RD.
OHIO 4735293 FULLER RD. E.BR.BLACK RV FULLER R
OHIO 4735536 GORE ORPHANAGE W.B.BLACK RV GORE ORPHA
OHIO 4735749 GORE ORPHANAGE VERMILION RV GORE ORPH R
OHIO 4736303 HAWLEY RD. WELLINGTON CR HAWLEY RD
OHIO 4736397 HUGHES RD. W.B.BLACK RV HUGHES RD
OHIO 4736834 JONES RD. CHARLEMONT CR JONES RD
OHIO 4736966 JONES RD. E.B.BLACK RV JONES RD.
OHIO 4738047 NORTH RIDGE RD. VERMILION RV N.RIDGE RD
OHIO 4738365 OSBORNE RD. PLUM CREEK OSBORNE RD.
OHIO 4738411 PARSONS RD. BLACK RIVER PARSONS RD
OHIO 4738489 PARSONS RD. KELNER DT PARSONS RD.
OHIO 4738527 PARSONS RD. BLACK RIVER PARSONS RD.
OHIO 4738802 PECK WADSWORTH WELLINGTON CR P.WADSWORT
OHIO 4738829 PITTS RD. CHARLEMONT CR PITTS RD
OHIO 4739264 QUARRY RD. BLACK RIVER QUARRY RD.
OHIO 4741234 WHITNEY RD. W.B.BLACK RV WHITNEY RD
OHIO 5631076 NO DATA SUNFISH CREEK
OHIO 5631467 CR 27 SUNFISH CREEK
OHIO 5631866 CR 9 WITTEN FORK
OHIO 5632501 NO DATA CRANENEST FORK
OHIO 5632706 NO DATA LITTLE MUSKINGUM RIVER
OHIO 5632854 NO DATA CLEAR FORK
OHIO 5632919 COUNTY ROAD 68 STRAIGHT FORK
OHIO 5633001 NO DATA WITTEN RUN
OHIO 5633257 CR 138 LITTLE MUSKINGUM RIVER
OHIO 5633508 NO DATA LITTLE MUSKINGUM RIVER
OHIO 5633656 NO DATA SOUTH FORK
OHIO 5634156 NO DATA SUNFISH CREEK
OHIO 5634601 NO DATA CLEAR FORK
OHIO 5634709 NO DATA CLEAR FORK
OHIO 5634954 NO DATA LITTLE MUSKINGUM RIVER
OHIO 5635101 NO DATA LITTLE MUSKINGUM RIVER
OHIO 5635209 TR 2706 STRAIGHT FORK
OHIO 6830072 PRICE RD PRICES CREEK
OHIO 6832377 BRUBAKER RD; SAMS CREEK
OHIO 5738474 TOWNSHIP ROAD 58 FORT ANTHONY TWIN OV CK
OHIO 5740762 TOWNSHIP ROAD 42 FORNEY RD OV BEAR CREEK
OHIO 6836399 CONC. FAIRHAVEN RD FOUR MILE CREEK

1 comments:

derekcarney said...

187 is the police code for murder. They really need to like either add one or get rid of one. I'm cool with 188, and I'm also cool with 186... but 187 might as well be 666. That's just screaming "trouble ahead!"