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Zenas King/Benjamin Trail Bridge


Photo taken by Matthew Hemmer in October 2020


BH Photo #484168


Relocated from a private location NW of Sidney. This bridge was built in 1879 as part of a two span bridge over Loramie Creek on what is today State Route 66. It was moved after damage in the 1913 flood to the Brandewie farm, before being moved here in 2020.


Bowstring pony truss bridge over Amos Lake on a pedestrian walkway in Tawawa Park
Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio
Open to pedestrians only
- BACH Steel of St. Johns, Michigan (Relocation/Restoration of Truss)
- King Iron Bridge & Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Bowstring pony truss
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 29, 2021
Also called
Brandewie Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.28865, -84.12761   (decimal degrees)
40°17'19" N, 84°07'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/744167/4463755 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 100007183 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 90714 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 14, 2022: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • April 6, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected date and added info.
  • October 29, 2020: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added restoration contractor
  • October 15, 2020: New photos from Matthew Hemmer
  • September 26, 2020: Updated by Luke: Noted which bridge was relocated
  • September 26, 2020: Added by James McCray

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Zenas King/Benjamin Trail Bridge
Posted September 26, 2020, by Luke

The barn in the Twitter imagery matches the barn in Google Streetview from Brandewie.

Zenas King/Benjamin Trail Bridge
Posted September 26, 2020, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

A bowstring truss has been moved here. Pics and info: https://mobile.twitter.com/i/web/status/1299359882387378176