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Fort Winchester Bridge

Photos 

Columbus Metropolitan Library

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

View this photo at digital-collections.columbuslibrary.org

BH Photo #279680

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Auglaize River on 2nd Street
Location
Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Replaced 1937
Builder
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
Design
Two span, thirteen (?) panel each, wrought iron, Whipple through truss
Also called
Second Street Bridge (Older)
East 2nd Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.28507, -84.35711   (decimal degrees)
41°17'06" N, 84°21'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/721320/4573772 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Defiance East
Inventory number
BH 60235 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 20, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: found pic of date plaque. Will post pics later
  • July 19, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: added builder and pics
  • April 22, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added replacement date
  • March 13, 2014: Added by Dave King

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Ohio Memory - Image during removal
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com

Comments 

Fort Winchester Bridge
Posted July 19, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Love those portals! I counted 13 panels as well Art.

Fort Winchester Bridge
Posted July 19, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

CBW find for this week :^)

Decent enough picture from the 1913 flood to confirm this as a Columbia Bridge Works product! I haven't done any research yet but the details place the build date right around 1880 with a possible range of 1877 to 1882.

Regards,

Art S.