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US20 Vermilion River Bridge


Photo taken by David Backlin in September 2018


BH Photo #436348

Street Views 


Open-spandrel arch bridge over Vermilion River on US 20 in Wakeman
Wakeman, Huron County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1955
- Hecker-Moon Co. of Cleveland, Ohio (Contractor)
- William E. Burroughs (Designer)
- Works Progress Administration
Open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 153.9 ft.
Total length: 312.0 ft.
Deck width: 40.4 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.25468, -82.39897   (decimal degrees)
41°15'17" N, 82°23'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/382796/4567972 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Berlin Heights
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 3901505 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27724 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 85 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 25, 2022: Updated by Luke: Transferred upload credits to new entry
  • June 25, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Fixed build date, removed erroneous builders and added correct builders - info for two successive and different bridges was mixed up on this page
  • September 29, 2021: New Street View added by Paul Plassman
  • August 11, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 21, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 3, 2020: New photos from Matthew Hemmer
  • November 12, 2019: New photos from David Case
  • October 19, 2018: New photo from David Backlin
  • October 18, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • March 5, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • September 7, 2016: New photos from Luke
  • December 5, 2012: Updated by J.P.: corrected Location

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US20 Vermilion River Bridge
Posted June 25, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Nathan - I created a new page for the 1908 predecessor concrete arch bridge and re-uploaded photos 1-3 and 14-15 on this page to the new page. Could you please delete said photos from this page as they are for the 1908 bridge and this page is now completely converted to the 1933 span?


US20 Vermilion River Bridge
Posted June 24, 2022, by Paul Plassman

There are two different concrete arch bridges on this page, one built in 1908 and a 1933 replacement. Since the NBI data is for the 1933 bridge, should this page be converted over entirely to that bridge and a new page constructed for the 1908 span?

I can create the new page if someone can move the pertinent photos over to it from this page. It looks like images 1-3 and 14-15 are of the 1908 bridge, while all the others are of the 1933 (current) bridge.