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Main Street Bridge


Findlay OH Blanchard RIver Main Street Bridge

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BH Photo #353537



Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Blanchard River on Main Street
Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1873; Replaced 1934
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
- Interurban
- Western Ohio Railway Co. (WOHRy)
Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.04145, -83.65019   (decimal degrees)
41°02'29" N, 83°39'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/277243/4546741 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 72203 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 10, 2021: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • April 2, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 29, 2018: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 28, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added image, interurban, build + loss dates; Noted that bridge was triple-barreled.
  • May 16, 2016: Added by ArtS



Main Street Bridge
Posted November 10, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Paul, I would agree that the 1889 date seems more plausible!

Main Street Bridge
Posted November 10, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Magnificent portals! This bridge is amazing! Interesting that the center portals seem to be of a different design than the ones on either side.

For the record, I note that the information about the 1873 span in the book "History of Hancock County" does not seem to match this bridge as far as the roadway characteristics go (i.e. it indicates one roadway and two sidewalks). Art suggested in his discussion of a bridge just downstream https://bridgehunter.com/oh/hancock/broad-st/ that 1889 might be a more appropriate date for the triple-barreled bridge based on some information he thought might be erroneous about the other bridge. Additionally, I remember reading a newspaper article in the Courier a while back (which, unfortunately, I cannot find now), which stated that the 1873 bridge was replaced in 1889 by a wider bridge capable of carrying streetcars.