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LS&MS - Sandusky River Bridge

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Sandusky River on Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad
Location
Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1868 by McNairy & Claflen Co.; collapsed 1883 under train during ice jam/flood, resulting in two deaths
Builder
- McNairy & Claflen Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (Railroad Reports state the builder as McNairy & Claflin)
Design
Covered Howe deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 106.0 ft.
Total length: 212.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.33961, -83.11151   (decimal degrees)
41°20'23" N, 83°06'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/323327/4578609 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95541 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 21, 2021: Added by Paul Plassman