St. Joseph River

Michigan-Ohio-Indiana
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This river begins in Hillsdale County, Michigan, and flows southwest through Williams County, Ohio and DeKalb and Allen counties, Indiana, before emptying into the Maumee River at Fort Wayne. Confusingly, its headwaters arise only a few miles from the source of the St. Joseph River that flows into Lake Michigan via Michigan and Indiana.

Burt Road Bridge (Hillsdale County, Michigan)
Built 1897; Replaced 1992
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over West Branch St.Joseph of Maumee on Burt Road in Hillsdale
Replaced by new bridge

Cambria Road Bridge (Hillsdale County, Michigan)
Built 1899; Replaced 1991
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over West Branch St.Joseph of Maumee on Cambria Road in Camden
Replaced by new bridge

County Road E75 Bridge (Williams County, Ohio)
Built 1930; replaced in 2010
Lost through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on County Road E75
Replaced by a new bridge

CR 79-St. Joseph River Bridge (De Kalb County, Indiana)
Built in 1891 by the King Bridge Company; replaced in 1989
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on CR 79
Replaced by new bridge

Ely Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built in 1903 by the Wabash Bridge & Iron Works; replaced in 1989.
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Mayhew Road
Replaced by new bridge

Hartley/Lickley Road Bridge (Hillsdale County, Michigan)
Built 1947 by Gerrit Posthumus over East Branch St. Joseph River
Steel stringer bridge over East Branch St. Joseph River on Hartley Road/Lickley Road
Open to traffic

Montgomery Road Bridge (Hillsdale County, Michigan)
Built 1927
Steel stringer bridge over East Fork West Branch St. Joseph River on Montgomery Road
Open to traffic

NS - St. Joseph River Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over St. Joseph River on Railroad
Open to traffic

NS - St. Joseph River Bridge (Williams County, Ohio)
Deck plate girder bridge over St. Joseph River on Norfolk Southern Railway
Open to traffic

OH-49 St. Joseph River Bridge (Williams County, Ohio)
Built ca.1910; replaced 1932
Lost Parker through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on OH-49
Replaced by a new bridge

Parnell Avenue Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built 1927; rehabilitated 1993
Two-span arch bridge over St. Joseph River on Parnell Avenue in Fort Wayne
Open to traffic

Prattville Road Bridge (Hillsdale County, Michigan)
Built 1952 by H.R. Boyd Co.
Steel stringer bridge over East Branch St. Joseph River on Prattville Road
Open to traffic, posted for load

Rutledge Park Bridge (Hillsdale County, Michigan)
Originally on Tamarack Road over East Branch St. Joseph River (likely), moved to Rutledge Park on June 13, 1992
Pony truss bridge over branch of Mill Creek on pedestrian path
Open to pedestrians only

Saint Joseph River Bridge (Hillsdale County, Michigan)
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over West Fork West Branch Saint Joseph River on Main Street
Replaced by a new bridge

St. Joe Bridge (De Kalb County, Indiana)
Built in 1895 by the Massillon Bridge Company.
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Old alignment of CR 63
Removed

St. Joseph River Bridge (Williams County, Ohio)
Built 1947; replaced 2004
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on CR 29
Replaced by a new bridge

State Boulevard Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built 1919; rehabilitated 1982
Three-span arch bridge over St. Joseph River on State Boulevard in Fort Wayne
Open to traffic

Tennessee Avenue Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built 1912; rehabilitated 1998
Two-span arch bridge over St. Joseph River on Tennessee Avenue in Fort Wayne
Open to traffic

Territorial Road East Fork Bridge (Hillsdale County, Michigan)
Built 1928
Steel stringer bridge over East Fork West Branch St. Joseph River on Territorial Rd (formerly State Route 120)
Open to traffic

Territorial Road West Fork Bridge (Hillsdale County, Michigan)
Built 1928
Steel stringer bridge over West Fork East Branch St. Joseph River on Territorial Rd (formerly State Route 120)
Open to traffic

Tuttle Road Bridge (Hillsdale County, Michigan)
Built 1910; rehabilitated 1976
Wooden bridge over E.Branch St.Joseph Of Maumee on Tuttle Road
Open to traffic

Van Zile Road Bridge (Allen County, Indiana)
Built 1883 by the Massillon Bridge Company; rehabilitated 1999
Whipple through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Van Zile Road
Open to traffic

Way Road Bridge (Hillsdale County, Michigan)
Built ca. 1920; now abandoned
Steel stringer bridge over East Branch St. Joseph River on Way Road (abandoned)
Closed