Ohio State Route 536

State Route 536 (SR 536) is a state highway in Monroe County, Ohio. At 12.58 miles (20.25 km) long, the highway runs from the West Virginia state line at the New Martinsville Bridge near Hannibal to SR 78 in Adams Township. The route south of the northernmost intersection with SR 7 in Hannibal is not signed by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). The route is signed and designated as a north–south route though the route physically runs northwest–southeast.

State Route 536 marker

State Route 536
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length12.58 mi[1] (20.25 km)
Existed1937–present
Major junctions
South end WV 7 near Hannibal
  SR 7 in Hannibal
North end SR 78 in Adams Township
Location
CountiesMonroe
Highway system
SR 535SR 537

Route descriptionEdit

SR 536 begins unsigned at the West Virginia state line on the New Martinsville Bridge while crossing over the Ohio River. The bridge carries West Virginia Route 7 east of this point. The route heads due west over the remainder of the bridge until both directions of the two-lane road split apart and immediately intersect SR 7, a divided highway. Officially, the two routes run concurrent north for 0.4 miles (0.64 km) until the intersection with Main Street though according to signage, SR 536 begins at this intersection with Main Street.[2]

Here, the route becomes fully signed and travels west through Hannibal. Near the center of town, the route turns north, passes a school, and begins climbing a hill. After many hairpin turns, the road is out of Hannibal and travels at the top of a ridge through the Monroe County hills. Except when it descends into the Opossum Creek valley, it remains at the top of the hills as it travels northwest through Ohio and Green Townships as well as portions of the Wayne National Forest. The route ends at an unsignalized intersection in Adams Township with SR 78.[2]

HistoryEdit

The highway connecting Hannibal and SR 78 was first designated as SR 536 in 1937.[3][4] The route remained largely unchanged except in 1961 when the New Martinsville Bridge opened.[5]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Monroe County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Ohio River  WV 7 east – New MartinsvilleWest Virginia state line; southern terminus
0.000.00New Martinsville Bridge
Ohio Township0.240.39  SR 7 south – Matamoras, MariettaSouthern end of SR 7 concurrency
0.641.03  SR 7 north – ClaringtonNorthern end of SR 7 concurrency; signed southern terminus of SR 536
Adams Township12.5820.25  SR 78 – Woodsfield, ClaringtonNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b Ohio Department of Transportation. "Technical Services Straight Line Diagrams" (PDF). Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Google (October 5, 2013). "Ohio State Route 536" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  3. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODHPW. Ohio Department of Highways and Public Works. 1936. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  4. ^ Map of Ohio Showing State Routes (MrSID) (Map). Cartography by ODHPW. ODHPW. 1937. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  5. ^ Structurae [en]: Structures: Structural Types: Cantilever truss bridges