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Monroe Street Bridge

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Monroe Street Bridge

Bridge removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #285214

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Description 

The Monroe Street Bridge was built in 1907 by the King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio using the patented Scherzer movement from the Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Company of Chicago. The bridge was built for the Lakeshore and Michigan Southern Railway System, to provide access to the railroad dock yards on the Middlegrounds. The lift operation allowed barge and small boat traffic to travel up the Swan Creek and gave canal boats access to the Miami and Erie Canal. The last year of lift operation was circa 1947.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Swan Creek on Monroe Street
Location
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1907; Replaced 1995
Builders
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (Builder)
- Scherzer Rolling Lift Bridge Co. of Chicago, Illinois (Designer)
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 82.0 ft.
Total length: 150.0 ft.
Deck width: 28.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.6 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.64811, -83.53571   (decimal degrees)
41°38'53" N, 83°32'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/288837/4613813 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Toledo
Inventory number
BH 61323 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 31, 2017: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • December 27, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added HAER photos & information
  • June 11, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • HAER OH-105 - Monroe Street Bridge, Spanning Swan Creek (formerly Miami & Erie Canal), Toledo, Lucas County, OH
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com