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Forder Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #151693

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Maumee River on CR 73
Location
Grace Township, Paulding County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1889; Replaced 1996
Builders
- George Forder
- Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 178.2 ft.
Total length: 359.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.22167, -84.67000   (decimal degrees)
41°13'18" N, 84°40'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/695305/4565982 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Antwerp
Inventory numbers
ODOT 6331041 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 43846 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2018: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 6, 2015: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added year lost
  • April 2, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge has been replaced
  • January 3, 2010: Added by Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

Forder Bridge
Posted September 18, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Thanks Tony, deleted

Forder Bridge
Posted September 18, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Photo #8 is not of the Forder Bridge. The portals are different and this is a 3-span structure (Forder was only 2). This bridge was likely on SR 49 just North of Antwerp.