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Anthony Wayne Bridge



Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #108355

Street View 


Suspension bridge over Maumee River on OH 2 in Toledo
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Currently undergoing rehabilitation
Built 1931 by the McClintic-Marshall Co.; rehabilitated 1961 & 2016/17
- McClintic-Marshall Co. of Chicago, Illinois & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wire suspension
Length of largest span: 785.1 ft.
Total length: 3,215.1 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 54.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
High Level Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.64137, -83.53284   (decimal degrees)
41°38'29" N, 83°31'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/289054/4613058 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 4800303 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27946 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 61 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2022: Updated by Nathan Holth: ASCE Landmark, as of 2022
  • November 30, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • October 12, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added category "Curved"
  • June 2, 2021: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • February 13, 2021: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Not Structurally deficient
  • June 12, 2016: New photo from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • March 9, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • November 19, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • February 22, 2011: New Street View added by Jason Smith
  • October 16, 2010: New photos from Jason Smith
  • October 11, 2006: Posted photo from Jonathan Maxwell

Related Bridges 


  • Jonathan Maxwell - themaxwellshouse [at] roadrunner [dot] com
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Christopher Finigan
  • Josh Schmid
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Nathan Holth


Anthony Wayne Bridge
Posted February 3, 2011, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I unfortunately cannot post the documents I referred to since they are not released to the public. I did however review preliminary plan sheets as well as a truss span replacement document that discussed the consideration of alternatives that resulted in a replacement plan for those spans. Unless the final plans for the project are revised, these alterations will be applied to the bridge.

Anthony Wayne Bridge
Posted February 3, 2011, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Could you provide some information on that one? I find this hard to believe that ODOT wants to pervert the bridge into something similar to the Paseo Bridge! I just don't believe it, sorry!

Anthony Wayne Bridge
Posted February 2, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I like to refer to that as "Selective Rehabilitation".

Anthony Wayne Bridge
Posted February 2, 2011, by Nathan Holth

This bridge is slated for "rehabilitation." I put rehabilitation in quotes because it includes the complete demolition and replacement of the two large deck truss spans that flank the suspension span. It also includes the removal of attractive v-lacing and lattice from the suspension towers and replacement with perforated cover plate (like 1960s truss bridges have)

Anthony Wayne Bridge
Posted January 5, 2007, by Matthew (SmJ3684)

This Bridge is one of the few Jewels That Toledo has. One morning on the way to work I was driving down Miami St.It was the month of April and extremly foggy. With the Bridge in the fog it looked as if I were in San Francisco. That bridge has been around for decades and is a jewel to the toledo skyline, and When the new skyway bridge down the river several miles is done, Toledo will look even better.