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Smith Bridge Co.

of Toledo, Ohio

Also known as: Toledo Bridge Co. (46)

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This large bridge company was started by R. W. Smith in 1870. In 1890, the Smith Bridge Company was sold to new owners, however these owners maintained the existing shops and continued building bridges to the same standard designs.

Plaque photos:

http://www.douglascoulter.com/BridgeSigns/smith_bridge.html

Adrian Street Bridge (Lenawee County, Michigan)
Possible Builder
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Raisin River on Adrian Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Apple River Bridge (St. Croix County, Wisconsin)
Built ca. 1880's
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Apple River on Bridge Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Ash-Consaul Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Built 1909
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Maumee River on Consaul & Ash Streets
Replaced by a new bridge

Ashville Covered Bridge 35-65-01x (Pickaway County, Ohio)
Built 1871
Lost Bridge over Walnut Creek on Lockbourne Eastern Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Bickham Covered Bridge 35-46-03 (Logan County, Ohio)
Built 1877
Covered bridge over South Fork Miami River on CR 38
Open to traffic

Black River, Branch-Country Cross Rd. Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1895, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Lost pony truss bridge over a branch of Black River on Country Cross Road (CR 900E)
Replaced by new bridge

Black River-Griffin Road Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
Built 1892, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Camelback through truss bridge over Black River on Griffin Road
Open to traffic

Blackford Creek Bridge (Daviess County, Kentucky)
Built 1884
Through truss bridge over Blackford Creek on Ray Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Blanchard River CR 53 Bridge (Hancock County, Ohio)
Built 1896, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Through truss bridge over Blanchard River on CR 53
Gone

Blanchard Street Bridge (Old) (Hancock County, Ohio)
Built 1891
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Blanchard River on Blanchard Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Bloomsbury Bridge (Hunterdon County, New Jersey)
Built 1892, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Pratt through truss bridge over Musconetcong River on CR 579 (aka Church Street)
Open to traffic

BNSF - Rainbow Falls Bridge (Cascade County, Montana)
Built 1901, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Pratt deck truss bridge over Missouri River on BNSF Railroad
Open to traffic

Bremer Avenue Bridge (Old) (Bremer County, Iowa)
Built 1899, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Cedar River on Bremer Avenue/Railroad (WCF&N)
Replaced by a new bridge

Bridge Street Bridge (2nd) (Ross County, Ohio)
Built 1886
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Scioto River on Bridge Street/Columbus Pike
Replaced by a new bridge

Brown Covered Bridge 35-08-04 (Brown County, Ohio)
Built 1880
Covered bridge over Whiteoak Creek on New Hope-White Oak Station Road
Open to pedestrians only

Buckeye Furnace Covered Bridge 35-40-11 (Jackson County, Ohio)
Built 1872
Covered bridge formerly over Little Raccoon Creek on Buckeye Park Road (TR 165)
Sitting on dry land close to where it originally crossed Little Raccoon Creek

Buckskin Covered Bridge (Ross County, Ohio)
Built 1873
Covered bridge over Buckskin Creek on Lower Twin Road (CR 54)
Open to traffic

Burt Dickman's Red Bridge (De Kalb County, Indiana)
Possible Fabricator, ca. 1890's, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Pratt pony truss bridge over Lake outlet to Cedar Creek on Private drive
Open to authorized vehicles only

Butzow Bridge (Iroquois County, Illinois)
Built 1883
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Spring Creek on CH 35
Replaced by new bridge

Cataract Falls Covered Bridge 14-60-01 (Owen County, Indiana)
Built 1876
Covered bridge over Mill Creek in Leiber State Recreation Area
Bypassed 1988; Open to pedestrians

Ceylon Covered Bridge (Adams County, Indiana)
Built 1879
Covered bridge over an old channel of Wabash River on CR 950S at Limberlost County Park
Open to pedestrians only

Cheesman Road Bridge (Gratiot County, Michigan)
Built 1886
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Pine River on Cheesman Road in St. Louis
Replaced by new bridge

Cherry Street Bridge (1884) (Lucas County, Ohio)
Built 1884
Lost Pratt swing/Whipple through truss swing bridge over Maumee River on Cherry Street and Interurban tracks
Replaced by a new bridge

Circus Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Built 1885
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississinewa River on State Road 124 (Old Alignment)
Replaced by bridge on a new alignment and removed.

CN - Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal Bridge (Cook County, Illinois)
Built 1899, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Pratt through truss bridge over Sanitary & Ship Canal on CNRR (original Chicago, Madison & Northern Railroad)
Open to traffic

Columbus Young Covered Bridge (Brown County, Ohio)
Built 1873
Lost Smith through truss bridge over White Oak Creek on Loudon Road
Collapsed

CR 350S-Flatrock River Bridge (Rush County, Indiana)
Built 1893, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Flatrock River on County Road 350 South
Replaced by new bridge

Crommer Park Bridge (Williams County, Ohio)
Built 1898, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Pratt pony truss bridge over Clear Fork on Pedestrian path
Open to pedestrians only

Cutright Covered Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Built 1880
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Salt Creek on Knightridge Road
Replaced with a causeway over Lake Monroe

Darlington Covered Bridge 14-54-01 (Montgomery County, Indiana)
Built 1868
Two-span covered bridge over Sugar Creek on CR 500 North, west of Darlington
Open to pedestrians only

Davis Lane Bridge (Mason County, Kentucky)
Built 1894, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Pratt through truss bridge over North Fork Licking River on Davis Lane
Open to traffic

Eagle Point Bridge (Dubuque County, Iowa)
Built 1901-1902, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Lost Truss bridge over Mississippi River on US 151/US 61 in Dubuque
Lost

Edgerton Bridge (Williams County, Ohio)
Likely Fabricator, ca. 1890's, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over St Joseph River on Morrison Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Elmwood Street Bridge (St. Clair County, Michigan)
Built 1898, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Black River on Elmwood Street
Destroyed by icy floods

Engle Mill Road Covered Bridge (Greene County, Ohio)
Built 1877
Covered bridge over Anderson Fork on W. Engle Mill Road (TR 47)
Bypassed with a new bridge

Fairfax Covered Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Built 1879
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Salt Creek on Fairfax Road
Destroyed by fire prior to being removed for Lake Monroe.

Fairview-Snodgrass Road Bridge (Miami County, Ohio)
Built ca. 1885
Pony truss bridge over Spring Creek on Fairview-Snodgrass Road (TR 19)
Moved to Piqua for trail use

Farm Lane Bridge (Miami County, Ohio)
Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Unnamed Creek on Private Drive
Intact but closed to all traffic

Farm Lane Bridge (Old) (Ingham County, Michigan)
Lost Pony truss bridge over Red Cedar River on Farm Lane
Replaced by a new bridge

Feedwire Road Covered Bridge 35-57-03 (Montgomery County, Ohio)
Warren through truss bridge over Old canal bed on Trail in Dayton
Open to pedestrians

Fifth Street Bridge (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Superstructure, 1912, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Muskingum River on Fifth Street
Demolished

Finkel's Mill Bridge (Huntington County, Indiana)
Built 1880's
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Salamonie River on Wayne Street in Warren.
Replaced by new bridge

First Avenue Bridge (1882) (Vanderburgh County, Indiana)
Built 1882
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Pigeon Creek on 1st Avenue
Replaced by a new bridge

Flint River Bridge (Genesee County, Michigan)
Built 1880s
Lost Through truss bridge over Flint River on W Vienna Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Forked Creek Bridge (Will County, Illinois)
Built 1886
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Forked Creek on a farm access road.
Removed but not replaced

Francis Street Bridge (Older) (Defiance County, Ohio)
Built ca. 1890's, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Auglaize River on Francis Street (now Riverside Avenue)
Replaced by a new bridge

Gaysport Bridge (1887) (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Built 1887
Lost covered Howe through truss bridge over Muskingum River on County Road 66
No longer exists

Gaysport Bridge (1889) (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Built 1889
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Muskingum River on County Road 66
Destroyed by flooding

Gerardot Road Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1890's, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Hoffman Ditch on Gerardot Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Glidden Road Bridge (De Kalb County, Illinois)
Built 1870s
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over South Branch Kishwaukee River on Glidden Road
No longer exists

Gosport Bridge (Owen County, Indiana)
Wooden covered Smith trusses, 1871/1884
Lost Smith and Whipple through truss bridge over West Fork White River on N. Moon Road at Gosport
Covered bridge destroyed by an arson fire and then Whipple truss removed.

Grand River Bridge (Grundy County, Missouri)
Lost through truss bridge over Grand River somewhere near Trenton
No longer exists

Graney Bridge (1899) (Dallas County, Iowa)
Built 1889
Lost Warren through truss bridge over North Raccoon River on Road
Destroyed by flooding

Great Miami River Recreational Trail - Beedle Ditch Bridge (Miami County, Ohio)
Likely Fabricator
Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Beedle Ditch on Great Miami River Recreational Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Hamilton Road Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built 1883
Pratt through truss bridge over Eight Mile Creek on Hamilton Road
Open to traffic

Harmony Creek CR 80W Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
Built 1897, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Lost pony truss bridge over Harmony Creek on CR 80W
No Longer Exists

Harrodsburg Covered Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Built 1874
Lost Smith through truss bridge over Clear Creek on State Route 37 (Old Alignment)
Replaced by a new bridge after collapse due to vandalism.

Hennepin Canal Bridge 6 (Bureau County, Illinois)
Built 1900, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Pratt through truss bridge over Hennepin Canal on 1150N, 1.2 mi. north of Tiskilwa
Closed

Hennepin Canal Bridge 9 (Bureau County, Illinois)
Built 1900, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Pratt through truss bridge over Hennepin Canal on an access to the Hennepin Canal Parkway Trail/an abandoned alignment of CR 1550 in Wyanet
Open to pedestrians only

Higginsport Bridge (Brown County, Ohio)
Built 1884
Abandoned Whipple Truss bridge over White Oak Creek on Old A&P Road.
Abandoned

Hoffman Creek Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built 1885
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Hoffman Creek on Morgan Road (CR 127)
Replaced by new bridge

Hoffman Ditch Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1890's, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Hoffman Ditch on Wilson Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Honey Creek CR 700E Bridge (Miami County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1885
Lost pony truss bridge over Honey Creek on CR 700 E
Replaced by new bridge

Hummell Covered Bridge 35-23-40 (Fairfield County, Ohio)
Built 1865
Lost Smith through truss covered bridge over Rush Creek on Hansley Road SE
Replaced by a new bridge; relocated to Misty Valley Park

Iron Bridge Road - Petersburg Bridge (Pike County, Indiana)
Design and Fabrication, 1875
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Prides Creek on Old IN-56 (Water Street) (Pedestrian Walkway)
Open to pedestrians only

Iron Bridge Road Bridge (Pike County, Indiana)
Design and Fabrication, 1875
Bowstring pony truss bridge over Patoka River on CR 650 East
Dismantled and restored before being moved to Petersburg

Jackson Street Bridge (Lorain County, Ohio)
Built 1911, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Lost pony truss bridge on Jackson Street over NS Railroad
Replaced by a new bridge

Jasper Road Covered Bridge 35-57-36 (Montgomery County, Ohio)
Built 1877
Covered bridge over Mudlick Creek
Open to pedestrians

Johnson Mill Covered Bridge 35-60-31 (Muskingum County, Ohio)
Built 1876
Covered bridge over Salt Creek on bypassed Arch Hill Road (CR 82)
Open to pedestrians only

Kentucky Route 228 Bridge (Meade County, Kentucky)
Built 1885
Lost through truss bridge over Wolf Creek on Kentucky Route 228 in Wolf Creek
Bridge has been replaced.

Kidd's Mill Covered Bridge 38-43-01 (Mercer County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1868
Covered bridge over Shenango River on Kidds Mill Road (TR 471)
Open to pedestrians only

La Porte City Bridge (Black Hawk County, Iowa)
Built 1894, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wolf Creek on Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Laketon Covered Bridge (Wabash County, Indiana)
Built 1874
Lost Smith through truss bridge over Eel River on County Road 200 West
Replaced by a new bridge

Leo Covered Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
pony truss, 1878
Lost Howe through truss bridge over St Joseph River on Grabill Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Liberty Mills Rd-Aboite Creek Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1880's
Lost Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Aboite Creek on Liberty Mills Road
Replaced by new bridge

Linwood Road Bridge (Wood County, Ohio)
Built ca.1885
Pony truss bridge over North Branch Portage River on Linwood Road (TR 236A) in Bowling Green
Open to pedestrians only

Little Cedar Creek Railroad Bridge (Franklin County, Indiana)
Built 1901, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Deck plate girder bridge over Little Cedar Creek on Indiana and Ohio Railway Co.
Open to traffic

Lutz Mill Bridge (Mercer County, Illinois)
Built 1883
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Edwards River on 90th Street (TR 52)
Collapsed

Lye Creek TR 172 Bridge (Hancock County, Ohio)
Built 1894, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Pony truss bridge over Lye Creek on TR 172
Gone, replaced with new bridge

Magnolia Garden Bridge (Orleans Parish, Louisiana)
Fabricator, 1886
Pratt through truss bridge over Bayou St. John at Harding Drive
Open to pedestrians

Main Street Bridge (Butler County, Ohio)
Built 1895, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Great Miami River on Main Street
Destroyed by severe weather

Main Street Bridge (Williams County, Ohio)
Likely Fabricator, ca. 1890's, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on W. Main St.
Replaced by a new bridge

McFadden Creek-Bluff Rd. Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
Built 1895, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Lost through truss bridge over McFadden Creek on Bluff Road
Only the substructure remains

McFadden Creek-Leonard Rd. Bridge (Posey County, Indiana)
Built 1899, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over McFadden Creek on Leonard Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Military Street Bridge (Old) (St. Clair County, Michigan)
Built 1884
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Black River on Military Street
Demolished and replaced

Military Street Bridge (Older) (St. Clair County, Michigan)
Built 1857
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Black River on Military Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Mill Creek Bridge (Venango County, Pennsylvania)
Built ca. 1885
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Mill Creek on TR 522 (Dotter Road)
Replaced by a new bridge on the old substructure

Millikan Covered Bridge (Monroe County, Indiana)
Built 1871
Lost Smith truss covered Bridge over Beanblossom Creek on Maple Grove Road.
Destroyed by arson fire

Monroe Street Bridge (1892) (Spokane County, Washington)
Built 1892
Lost Pratt deck truss bridge over Spokane River on Monroe Street
Replaced by a new bridge

Morseville Bridge (Saginaw County, Michigan)
Built 1885
Pratt through truss bridge over Flint River on Burt Road (Old alignment)
Bypassed by a new bridge on a different alignment and abandoned

Mystery Bridge (Marion County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1885
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Stream on Road
No longer exists

Ninth Street Bridge (Alpena County, Michigan)
Possible Fabricator
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Thunder Bay River on 9th Street
Replaced by a new bridge

North Fork Bridge (Bracken County, Kentucky)
Built 1883
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over North Fork of Licking River on Kentucky State Route 539
Bridge has been replaced.

NS - Maumee River Swing Bridge (Lucas County, Ohio)
Built 1901, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Double-intersection Warren through truss bridge over Maumee River on Norfolk & Southern RR, CSX, and Amtrak
Open to traffic

Oak Harbor Wagon Bridge (Ottawa County, Ohio)
Built 1871
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Portage River on Locust Street (OH-19)
Replaced by a new bridge

Old KY 81-Panther Creek Bridge (Daviess County, Kentucky)
Built 1885
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Panther Creek on Old KY 81
Replaced by a new bridge in 1986

Old Red Bridge (Clermont County, Ohio)
Built 1870s
Lost covered Smith through truss bridge over East Fork Little Miami River on OH-222 (Old Alignment)
No longer exists

Old US 33 Bridge (Adams County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1890's, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over Blue Creek on Old US 33
Derelict/abandoned

Orange Road Bridge (Delaware County, Ohio)
Built 1898, as Toledo Bridge Co.
Pratt through truss bridge over Olentangy River on Orange Road (TR 114) in Powell
Bypassed by new bridge 2009 and closed

Ottawa Creek TR 38 Bridge (Hancock County, Ohio)
Built ca.1885
Pony truss bridge over Ottawa Creek on TR 38
Removed but not replaced