1 vote

Bruce L. Chapman Bridge


Photo taken by David Case in November 2019


BH Photo #460013


Street View 


Stone arch bridge over Vermilion River on former Toledo, Norwalk and Cleveland Railroad in Wakeman
Wakeman, Huron County, Ohio
Built 1853; Refurbished 2018 and opened to pedestrians
- Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad (LS&MS)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Toledo, Norwalk & Cleveland Railroad (TN&C)
Stone arch
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 

  • May 3, 2020: New photos from Matthew Hemmer
  • November 12, 2019: New photos from David Case
  • 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"


  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net
  • David Case
  • Matthew Hemmer - matthemmer1994 [at] gmail [dot] com


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.