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Dey Road Bridge


Photo taken by Todd Walker


BH Photo #177642


Through truss bridge over Tiffin River on CR 42 (Dey Road) in Defiance
Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1906 by the Massillon Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1983; bypassed 1995 and left for pedestrians
- Toledo-Massillon Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 169.0 ft.
Total length: 170.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
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


  • 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


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.