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Blue Bridge


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BH Photo #218258

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Pratt through truss bridge over W Br Huron River on Lamereaux Rd.
Huron County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1882 by the King Bridge Co.; load-bearing stringers installed during 1996 rehabilitation
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
(2)6-panel, pin-connected Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 154.9 ft.
Total length: 165.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Also called
Lamereaux Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.27944, -82.67528   (decimal degrees)
41°16'46" N, 82°40'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/359700/4571132 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 3931528 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 49873 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 78.9 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2022: New photos from Sherman Cahal
  • June 25, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added builder per plaque and Historic Bridges.org
  • April 7, 2022: New photos from Matthew Hemmer
  • May 3, 2020: New photos from Matthew Hemmer
  • March 5, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 19, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 21, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added and fixed information
  • October 20, 2011: Added by James McCray



Blue Bridge
Posted October 24, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)


I think you are right. I cropped the HBI photo so you can see a plaque. It looks like it might say King Bridge Co. and nothing else. Maybe a date on top.

Blue Bridge
Posted October 21, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Personally... I think it might just be a King.

Blue Bridge
Posted October 20, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Historic bridge inventory photos and info comment this bridge is a truss that is attached to load-bearing stringers as a decoration. They think its a Wrought Iron bridge Company Bridge. If so, its one of their more obscure/uncommon designs. Despite alteration (and ineligibility for National Register) its still a nice looking bridge.