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Bruce L. Chapman Bridge

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Overview
Stone arch bridge over Vermilion River on former Toledo, Norwalk and Cleveland Railroad in Wakeman
Location
Wakeman, Huron County, Ohio
History
Built 1853; Refurbished 2018 and opened to pedestrians
Railroads
- Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad (LS&MS)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Toledo, Norwalk & Cleveland Railroad (TN&C)
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Total length: 330.0 ft.
Also called
TW&C - Vermilion River Bridge
TW&C - Wakeman Stone Arch
NYC - Vermilion River Bridge
LS&MS - Vermilion River Bridge
LS&MS - Wakeman Stone Arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.25500, -82.39912   (decimal degrees)
41°15'18" N, 82°23'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/382784/4568009 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Berlin Heights
Inventory number
BH 54806 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2018: Updated by David Backlin: Open to pedestrians
  • April 30, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • December 5, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Toledo,Norwalk & Cleveland Railroad", "Vermilion River", "Railroad"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net

Comments 

Wakeman Railroad Bridge
Posted December 5, 2012, by Nathan Holth

Those who have had to endure the nearby extremely boring Ohio Turnpike might be especially surprised at the valley the Vermilion River cuts. West of this river, terrain relief of any kind is essentially non existent. East of the Vermilion River, many of the rivers cut deep valleys.

Wakeman Railroad Bridge
Posted December 5, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

WOW! Indeed it is J.P.!!!

Wakeman Railroad Bridge
Posted December 5, 2012, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is a very tall and impressive stone arch bridge.

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