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Blue Bridge

Photos 

Wikipedia Photo

BH Photo #218258

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over W Br Huron River on Lamereaux Rd.
Location
Huron County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1882 by the King Bridge Co.; load-bearing stringers installed during 1996 rehabilitation
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
(2)6-panel, pin-connected Pratt through truss
Dimensions
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:
Kimball
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
209
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

Sources 

Comments 

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

Tony,

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.