McNairy & Claflen Manufacturing Co.

of Cleveland, Ohio
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In 1864, Henry M. Claflen (1835-1901) & Albert McNairy (1815-) established the firm of McNairy, Claflen & Co. at Cleveland, Ohio.

The company was the successor to Thatcher, Burt & Co.

The company manufactured railroad cars and built wood and iron bridges "in nearly every state in the Union." In 1870, the company was reincorporated as Cleveland Bridge & Car Works. That company continued until 1896.

Bell Ford Covered Bridge 14-36-03 (Jackson County, Indiana)
Built 1885
Collapsed covered bridge over East Fork White River
Destroyed by flooding

Columbus Street Bridge (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1874
Lost Post deck truss bridge over railroad valley on Columbus Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Conneaut Highway Bridge (Ashtabula County, Ohio)
Lost Post through truss bridge over Conneaut Creek
Replaced by a new bridge

First Street Bridge (Defiance County, Ohio)
Built 1871
Lost Post through truss bridge over Wabash & Erie Canal on First Street
Removed but not replaced

Lowell Street Bridge (Lorain County, Ohio)
Lost Through truss bridge over New York Central RR on Lowell Street
Replaced by a new bridge

LS&MS - Cattaraugus Creek Bridge (Chautauqua County, New York)
Superstructure, 1873
Lost Post through truss bridge over Cattaraugus Creek on Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad
No longer exists

LS&MS - Chagrin River Bridge (1872) (Lake County, Ohio)
Built 1872
Lost Post deck truss bridge over Chagrin River on Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

LS&MS - Portage River Bridge (Ottawa County, Ohio)
Lost Post through truss bridge over Portage River on LS&MS Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

LS&MS - Sandusky River Bridge (Sandusky County, Ohio)
Railroad Reports state the builder as McNairy & Claflin, 1868
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Sandusky River on Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

McConnelsville-Malta Iron Bridge (1866) (Morgan County, Ohio)
Built 1866
Lost Post through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Riverview Road
Destroyed by an ice gorge

O&M - Carlyle Bridge (Clinton County, Illinois)
Built 1870s
Lost Post through truss bridge over Kaskaskia River on O & M RR
No longer exists

O&M - Embarras River Bridge (Lawrence County, Illinois)
Built 1870
Lost Post through truss bridge over Embarras River on Ohio & Mississippi Railroad
No longer exists

O&M - Hogan Creek Bridge (Dearborn County, Indiana)
Built 1870s
Lost Post through truss bridge over Hogan Creek on O & M RR
No longer exists

O&M - Muscatatuck River Bridge (Jefferson County, Indiana)
Built 1870s
Lost Post through truss bridge over Big Creek on O & M RR
No longer exists

O&M - Wabash River Bridge (Knox County, Indiana)
Lost Post through truss bridge over Wabash River on Ohio & Mississippi Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Superior Viaduct (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1871
Lost Post through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River on Center Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Willow Avenue Bridge (1898) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1898
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Old River on Willow Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge