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MAW - Maumee River Bridge

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MAW - Maumee River Bridge

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt in June 2015

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BH Photo #341553

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Maumee River on Maumee and Western Railroad
Location
Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio
Status
Open to rail traffic
History
Built 1893
Railroads
- Maumee & Western Railroad (MAW)
- Napoleon, Defiance & Western Railroad (ND&W)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
Pratt through truss (4 spans @ 151' each)
TPG span over street (1 span @ 65')
Steel stringer approaches on both east & west sides of bridge
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 151.0 ft.
Total length: 590.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 44.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railroad Bridge #100
Wabash Railroad Bridge #860
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.28890, -84.36483   (decimal degrees)
41°17'20" N, 84°21'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/720661/4574178 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Defiance East
Inventory number
BH 54789 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • December 24, 2014: Updated by James Holzmeier: Updated bridge dimensions, build date and Wabash bridge numbers; added postcard image of bridge
  • December 8, 2013: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • December 4, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Maumee River"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • James Holzmeier - wabashry [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net

Comments 

Defiance Railroad Bridge
Posted December 8, 2013, by J. G. (jcg [dot] apollosoyuz [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is a portion of the old Wabash Railroad South Fork main-line (Toledo, OH to Hannibal, MO). Still in use by a short-line rail road that operates between Liberty Center, OH and Fort Wayne, IN.

Defiance Railroad Bridge
Posted December 4, 2012, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)