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Ohio Electric Interurban Bridge


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BH Photo #177672


Street View 


Crosses Indian meeting place known as Roche de bout. Part of this Indian "island" destroyed during bridge construction.


Abandoned arch bridge over Maumee River, S. River Road. Formerly Lima & Toledo Traction Company.
Waterville, Lucas County, Ohio, and Wood County, Ohio
Abandoned. Barricaded. Partal span collapse.
Used by Interurban until 1937. It is now part of the Farnsworth Metropark. One of the bridge's supports is the Roche de Boeuf, a historic Indian council rock, which was partially damaged by the bridge construction.
- National Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
- Cincinnati & Lake Erie Railroad (C&LE)
- Interurban
- Lima & Toledo Traction Co. (L&T)
- Ohio Electric Railway (OE)
Reinforced concrete deck arch
Roman aqueduct architectural design
Total length: 1,221.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 19, 1972
Also called
C&LE - Maumee River Bridge
L&T - Maumee River Bridge
Ohio Electric - Maumee River Bridge
The Old Electric Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.48632, -83.72836   (decimal degrees)
41°29'11" N, 83°43'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/272224/4596339 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bowling Green North
Inventory numbers
NRHP 72001036 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 44688 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 18, 2017: Updated by Ken Durham: bridge in process of collapse.
  • October 18, 2016: New photos from Janis Ford
  • April 30, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • November 13, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Lima & Toledo Traction Co.", "Ohio Electric Railway"
  • November 13, 2013: New photo from Jim Allen
  • September 17, 2010: Updated by James Norwood: added dates, history, much more information
  • April 1, 2010: Added by Joshua Collins


  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • James Norwood
  • Jim Allen
  • Luke
  • Janis Ford
  • Ken Durham - Kenneth [dot] Durham2 [at] gmail [dot] com


Ohio Electric Interurban Bridge
Posted April 24, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

You are more correct than you may know. Section 106 has just started with this bridge to "address safety concerns associated with the bridge" which means the bridge either is likely going to be repaired or demolished in the future.

Ohio Electric Interurban Bridge
Posted April 24, 2018, by Brian B (mr [dot] bonnough [at] yahoo [dot] com)

She's getting older everyday, soon there will be nothing left. I took a DRONE flight over it yesterday and wanted to share it with someone who appreciated it.


Ohio Electric Interurban Bridge
Posted June 27, 2016, by Sherman Cahal (shermancahal [at] gmail [dot] com)

It looks like more of the structure is in imminent danger of collapse. While walking down towards the structure yesterday, I noticed that the walls of the arches were leaning considerably. Considering that much of the fill is spilling out of the many holes and cracks, it's not surprising that the sides are failing.