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

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

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

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 (Old) (Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Built 1800's
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Cuyahoga River / Old River on Willow Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge