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NDW - Garrett Creek Bridge


Photo taken by Brent Kneebush

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BH Photo #273193

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Deck plate girder bridge over Garrett Creek on Napoleon, Defiance & Western Railroad
Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio
Open to traffic
- Maumee & Western Railroad (MAW)
- Napoleon, Defiance & Western Railroad (ND&W)
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Deck plate girder
Span length: 80.0 ft.
Total length: 80.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.38367, -84.15185   (decimal degrees)
41°23'01" N, 84°09'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/738151/4585264 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Napoleon West
Inventory number
BH 59135 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 10, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added information
  • January 21, 2014: Photo imported by Luke Harden
  • January 2, 2014: Added by Luke Harden



MAW - Garrett Creek Bridge - Henry County, Napoleon, OH (Jahns Rd.)
Posted August 21, 2019, by Richard Precht (son [dot] follower1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I will post this to share that the creek I lived and played by was "Garrett Creek". The RR Tressel crossed over Garrett Creek and we played on the Wabash Railroad and on the Tressle Bridge many times -- One day, Me and the "boys" from the "hood" nearly got ran over by an East bound frieght train while on the Bridge. The ties were spread about 18 inches apart and not easy to run across when a train is about to end your life! I took a dive at the end of the Tressel into the "cinder bed" and got all scraped up but was glad that Angel shoved me off the tracks in the nick of time! Whew! Thank You Jesus for watching over me "Sooo many times"!