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Lima-Metcalf Street Bridge

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Lima-Metcalf Street Through Truss

Photo taken by Brian McKee Oct 29, 2011

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BH Photo #218990

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over N&W Railroad on Lima-Metcalf Street
Location
Lima, Allen County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1923; rehabilitated 1989
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Design
Baltimore through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 308.1 ft.
Total length: 538.1 ft.
Deck width: 27.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.71778, -84.11419   (decimal degrees)
40°43'04" N, 84°06'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/743749/4511435 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lima
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
6,832
Inventory numbers
ODOT 249599 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27207 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 35 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • November 19, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • June 5, 2013: Updated by J.P.: added builder
  • October 29, 2011: New photos from Brian McKee

Sources 

  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Lima-Metcalf Street Bridge
Posted April 12, 2020, by Steven D. Huelskamp (stevendhuelskamp [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here is a shot from April 11, 2020.

Lima-Metcalf Street Bridge
Posted October 31, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Based on these photos, this beautiful truss bridge appears to have been repainted since I visited it over five years ago.

http://www.historicbridges.org/ohio/metcalf/index.htm