Zanesville, Ohio: Y BridgeDrive on at one end, drive off at the other end -- or the other end.
- US Hwy 40, Zanesville, OH
- Bridge is just off I-70 and State Route 60, on US Hwy 40, where the Licking and Muskingum Rivers intersect. Best view is from the overlook in Putnam Hill Park, on the south side of the bridge.
Visitor Tips and News About Y Bridge
On the way to the overlook, above the "Y" bridge, there is a park that has a very long slide in it. It has a stairway running along side of it on the hillside so you can easily access the top of the slide.[ArkansawTraveller, 06/20/2015]
The Y bridge in Zanesville is the only one like it in the world. There is one other "y" bridge in the world, shaped like a lowercase (straight road with another intersecting at an angle) "y."
The bridge spans the area where the Licking and Muskingum rivers intersect. I recall seeing the previous bridge drop into the water, which was quite a sight. My father was the ironworker foreman during the building of the new bridge and saw the progress at regular intervals. The scene at Christmas time is amazing.[T Smith, 02/21/2006]
The Y bridge was rebuilt several years ago and is much wider now. Watching all three spans blown off and dropping into the Licking and Muskingum Rivers at the same time was quite a sight -- even if I only got to watch it on TV news.
US 40 (or "The National Road" as it used to be called), runs east and west, while Linden Ave. makes a turn north in the middle of the Eighth Wonder of the World.From the west approaching the bridge, turn right(south) on Pine st. go about 1&1/2 blocks and turn into the city park on your left. there is a fantastic view of the bridge and city from this high vantage point.
I believe there are two other Y bridges worldwide.[Mark B., 06/16/2005]
Right off hand, I can't give you the state routes that the Y-bridge is on, but it is something great to see.....[matt, 11/22/2001]
Y Bridge - "Turn right in the middle of the bridge" commands the postcard. Only bridge in the US with three ends, over the Licking and Muskingum Rivers.