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Zenas King/Benjamin Trail Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Matthew Hemmer in October 2020

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BH Photo #484168

Map 

Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Amos Lake on a pedestrian walkway in Tawawa Park
Location
Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Builders
- BACH Steel of Holt, Michigan (Relocation/Restoration of Truss)
- King Iron Bridge & Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
Bowstring pony truss
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 number
BH 90714 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • 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

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Twitter - Info and Pics
  • Luke
  • Matthew Hemmer - matthemmer1994 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

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