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Dey Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Todd Walker

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BH Photo #177642

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Tiffin River on CR 42 (Dey Road) in Defiance
Location
Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1906 by the Massillon Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1983; bypassed 1995 and left for pedestrians
Builder
- Toledo-Massillon Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 169.0 ft.
Total length: 170.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 5, 1999
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.29033, -84.38556   (decimal degrees)
41°17'25" N, 84°23'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/718921/4574284 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Defiance West
Inventory numbers
ODOT 2033739 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
NRHP 99000095 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 27504 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 21, 2021: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • November 18, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Changed from Massillon Bridge Co to Toledo-Massillon Bridge Co. per plaque.
  • October 26, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Imported NBI data
  • November 19, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 12, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP date & imported photos
  • May 20, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed typo

Sources 

  • Todd Walker
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Paul Plassman
  • Nathan Holth

Comments 

Dey Road Bridge
Posted April 3, 2012, by Todd D. Walker (mrwalk11 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yesterday morning I took my new Nikon d3100 out to the bridge to find it all cleared of graffiti and my soulmate Tonya took a mug of me.

Dey Road Bridge
Posted July 23, 2008, by Todd D Walker (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

These are pics I took 7-19-08 of the Dey Road Bridge.

pic 1 "full view"

pic 2 "south portal

pic 3 "original lattice railing"

pic 4 "bracing detail"

pic 5 "new bridge" (built 1995)

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.