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Portage River Bridge

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Portage River Bridge

Boat about to pass under the open drawbridge.

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in March 2013

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BH Photo #282682

Map 

Street Views 

Video 

Drawbridge on Lake Erie

Tripper White

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Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Portage River on Route 163 West Lakeshore Drive in Port Clinton
Location
Port Clinton, Ottawa County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1977
Design
Bascule
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 99.1 ft.
Total length: 344.2 ft.
Deck width: 40.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.51529, -82.94278   (decimal degrees)
41°30'55" N, 82°56'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/337884/4597783 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Port Clinton
Inventory numbers
ODOT 6201628 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28178 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 06/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 18.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
3,970

Update Log 

  • October 18, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 17, 2016: New photos from Janis Ford
  • January 28, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 28, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • December 21, 2015: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • December 10, 2015: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • December 5, 2015: New video from Douglas Butler
  • April 25, 2014: New photos from Douglas Butler

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Comments 

Portage River Bridge
Posted April 14, 2013, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

4/14/13 - Gloomy day, so photos aren't the best. If you're ever in Port Clinton, eat at Jolly Roger's.