Local History, Every day

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Figure 3  Bridge from Little Yellow Creek. Photo taken 5/28/16.

While the bridge design is fairly common, the bridge is one of only a handful of bridges in the entire village of Wellsville and is thus important due to its age and location. Due to these factors, the bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Design:
The Lisbon Street Bridge is a single span closed-spandrel concrete arch bridge with solid wall concrete abutments. It is an attractive bridge with decorative concrete railings and light posts that house American flags and plant baskets. It has bituminous pavement.

Figure 7  Railing erosion. Photo taken 5/28/16.

Lisbon Street Bridge, Wellsville, Ohio

Primary Documents:
A plaque is located on the side of the bridge marking the memory of a town inhabitant. The marker reads:

In Memory of “RED” Lloyd E. Householder
Feb. 10, 1920 – June 1, 1998
A friend to all passerby, his gentle nod and friendly “hello” will be forever in our memories.

Figure 8  The bridge's attractive railings. Photo taken 5/28/16.

[1] Ohio Department of Transportation Bridge Inventory Report.

[2] Ibid.

The deck width of the bridge is listed as 55 feet and the roadway listed as 36 feet. The overall length of the bridge is 139 feet. [2]

Location:
Wellsville, Columbiana County, Ohio. Lisbon Street over Little Yellow Creek.

History:
Built in 1940, the Lisbon Street Bridge is a two-lane concrete arch bridge over the Little Yellow Creek, a tributary of the Ohio River.[1] The bridge itself is frequented by many as it essentially acts as a gateway into the larger Wellsville community.

Figure 1  Lisbon Street Bridge. Photo taken 5/28/16.

Figure 6  Portal and sidewalk. Photo taken 5/28/16.

Figure 2  Side view of the bridge. Photo taken 5/28/16.

Running parallel to the Lisbon Street Bridge, close to the Ohio River, is a small railroad girder bridge which can be seen from the bridge’s eastern sidewalk. The Ohio River is also visible from the bridge.

Preservation:
The bridge is in fair condition, with a few sections that need rehabilitation due to chipping and erosion. It is located in a recreational section of Wellsville that includes a decorative Flood Wall, benches, green space under the Ohio State Route 7 Bridge, and boardwalk. Further low cost maintenance will preserve this attractive bridge for years to come.

Figure 9  "Red" plaque. Photo taken 5/28/16.

Figure 4 View from deck of creek and girder bridge, facing east. Photo taken 5/28/16.

Figure 5 Lamppost and flag.

Photo taken 6/28/16.