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Address: US 40, Between Zanesville and Cambridge, Zanesville, OH

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Constructing a bridge in the 19th century

Not for everyone, perhaps, but it's an interesting look at 19th century building... the S bridge was built as an S to create a perpendicular crossing of a stream. Putting the... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
RonL40
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Utica, New York
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Um, the drive is pretty nice in spring like right now. And it is easy to find, but um, if you are expecting an "S" like the "Y" in Zanesville save your time. But, the drive now is very nice.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The 's' bridge is a very unusual structure! There were actually several of these on the old National Trail, but this one is relatively easy to get to and see. It is no longer actually on Route 40, the road was routed to a newer bridge, but the stone work and craftsmanship are delightful!

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Thank Route52
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We decided to visit just to check il out and see for ourselves what an S bridge was all about. To me it was only an S if you take into account the approaches, although there was a definite double curve to the actual bridge structure. I have to say the bridge appears very well built. There is not a... More 

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Thank Bill M
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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Drove over it but didn't see anything. The back roads are beautiful and worth getting off the interstate for.

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Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 680 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Not for everyone, perhaps, but it's an interesting look at 19th century building... the S bridge was built as an S to create a perpendicular crossing of a stream. Putting the curve on it on both sides to avoid the longer angular crossing. Fascinating that an Ohio builder (there are several in the area) created a new bridge to save... More 

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Helena, MT
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

We like to tow our 1949 Curtis Wright travel trailer with our 1948 Studebaker truck. We like to get off the interstate and tour the slower backroads. All the good stuff is found out there in real America anyway. The S bridge, the Y bridge, are just some examples. We like to explore the Old National Road, Yellowstone Trail, Lincoln... More 

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Lancaster, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

there are a couple of the old "s" bridges along US 40/22 near Zanesville, ohio.....obviously, no longer in service as 40/22 has been upgraded a number of years ago....but, its interesting to see how the bridge was designed to cross a creek or low spot along the road so that the road would intersect at a 90 degree angle....you just... More 

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Damascus, Syria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

When in Zanesville you must see this place. A great view and it brings back a great feeing of the past... The river is very wide and you also go over the small ship canal.

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Thank ThomasfromDamascus
Springfield, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

What can I say? It is a very unique structure and is in excellent condition. Only Zanesville can boast of having a bridge that one can cross without ever leaving the side of the river from which he started.

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