Rating:
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Anthony Wayne Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #108355

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Suspension bridge over Maumee River on OH 2 in Toledo
Location
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Currently undergoing rehabilitation
History
Built 1931 by the McClintic-Marshall Co.; rehabilitated 1961 & 2016/17
Builder
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 785.1 ft.
Total length: 3,215.1 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 54.1 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
High Level Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.64137, -83.53284   (decimal degrees)
41°38'29" N, 83°31'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/289054/4613058 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Toledo
Inventory numbers
ODOT 4800303 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27946 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2015)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 2.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010 39095)
24,200

Update Log 

  • June 12, 2016: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • March 9, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • November 19, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • February 22, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • October 16, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • October 11, 2006: Posted photo from Jonathan Maxwell

Sources 

  • Jonathan Maxwell - themaxwellshouse [at] roadrunner [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Anthony Wayne Bridge
Posted February 3, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I unfortunately cannot post the documents I referred to since they are not released to the public. I did however review preliminary plan sheets as well as a truss span replacement document that discussed the consideration of alternatives that resulted in a replacement plan for those spans. Unless the final plans for the project are revised, these alterations will be applied to the bridge.

Anthony Wayne Bridge
Posted February 3, 2011, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Could you provide some information on that one? I find this hard to believe that ODOT wants to pervert the bridge into something similar to the Paseo Bridge! I just don't believe it, sorry!

Anthony Wayne Bridge
Posted February 2, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I like to refer to that as "Selective Rehabilitation".

Anthony Wayne Bridge
Posted February 2, 2011, by Nathan Holth

This bridge is slated for "rehabilitation." I put rehabilitation in quotes because it includes the complete demolition and replacement of the two large deck truss spans that flank the suspension span. It also includes the removal of attractive v-lacing and lattice from the suspension towers and replacement with perforated cover plate (like 1960s truss bridges have)

Anthony Wayne Bridge
Posted January 5, 2007, by Matthew (SmJ3684)

This Bridge is one of the few Jewels That Toledo has. One morning on the way to work I was driving down Miami St.It was the month of April and extremly foggy. With the Bridge in the fog it looked as if I were in San Francisco. That bridge has been around for decades and is a jewel to the toledo skyline, and When the new skyway bridge down the river several miles is done, Toledo will look even better.