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Fort Winchester Bridge


Columbus Metropolitan Library

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BH Photo #279680


Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Auglaize River on 2nd Street
Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio
Replaced by a new bridge
Replaced 1937
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio (AKA)
- D.H. & C.C. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio [also known as Columbia Bridge Works]
- Indiana, Columbus & Eastern Traction Co. (IC&ET)
- Interurban
Two span, thirteen (?) panel each, wrought iron, Whipple through truss
Also called
Second Street Bridge (Older)
East 2nd Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.28507, -84.35711   (decimal degrees)
41°17'06" N, 84°21'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/721320/4573772 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Defiance East
Inventory number
BH 60235 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 23, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "Indiana, Columbus & Eastern Traction Co.", "Interurban"
  • July 20, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: found pic of date plaque. Will post pics later
  • July 19, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: added builder and pics
  • April 22, 2015: Updated by Luke: Added replacement date
  • March 13, 2014: Added by Dave King

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Fort Winchester Bridge
Posted July 19, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Love those portals! I counted 13 panels as well Art.

Fort Winchester Bridge
Posted July 19, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

CBW find for this week :^)

Decent enough picture from the 1913 flood to confirm this as a Columbia Bridge Works product! I haven't done any research yet but the details place the build date right around 1880 with a possible range of 1877 to 1882.


Art S.