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Wabash - Maumee River Bridge (1871)

Description 

Total length is an estimate. The truss spans incorporated panels of oddly varying length, a feature mirrored by the current bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Maumee River on Wabash Railroad
Location
Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1871 by the Detroit Bridge Co. to replace a wooden covered bridge; replaced 1893 by current steel truss bridge
Builder
- Detroit Bridge Co. of Detroit, Michigan
Railroad
- Wabash Railroad (WAB)
Design
4-span iron Whipple through trusses of length 151'6" with 1 66' Pratt through truss approach span on south approach
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 151.5 ft.
Total length: 675.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.28906, -84.36495   (decimal degrees)
41°17'21" N, 84°21'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/720651/4574195 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94752 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 16, 2021: Added by Paul Plassman

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