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IORY - Trestle Road Overpass



Deck plate girder bridge over Road on Railroad (DT&I)
Champaign County, Ohio
Open to traffic
- Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad (DTI)
- Indiana & Ohio Railway (IORY)
Deck plate girder
Also called
IORY - "Mosquito Lake " Trestle
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.16662, -83.94021   (decimal degrees)
40°09'60" N, 83°56'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/249616/4450396 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saint Paris
Inventory number
BH 59164 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Beam (15,937)
Champaign County, Ohio (14)
Deck girder (5,835)
Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad (21)
Girder (10,383)
Indiana & Ohio Railway (21)
Ohio (3,440)
Open (40,023)
Plate girder (8,054)
Railroad (15,695)
Steel stringer (6,336)

Update Log 

  • January 8, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Refined location, bridge still exists


  • Luke


IORY - Trestle Road Overpass
Posted September 8, 2014, by tom tweed (thomasjtweed [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The Mosquito Lake Trestle was the longest bridge on the railroad. The former Ohio Southern railroad started filling

operations over the wooden trestle in 1894. The Detroit Southern RR completed the task in 1905 and the new Detroit, Toledo, and Ironton RR was formed later in 1905. Records show that over 184,000 cu. yards of gravel were needed.

Mosquito Lake is now known as Kiser Lake. Henry Ford owned

the DT&I from 1921-1929 and during that time experimented with electric traction engines.

"At the base of the embankment (at Trestle Road) are many of the dismantled concrete arches from Henry Ford's

electrification program of 1925"

All information above repeated from Scott D. Trostel's

book copyright 1988, ISBN 0-925436-02-X

Library of Congress cat. card no.88-071455