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Sumner Street NS Overpass (closed)


Photo taken by Jason Smith in August 2010


BH Photo #182563


Street Views 


Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over NS Railroad on Sumner Street
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio
Built 1904; rehabilitated 1921; closed to traffic, now trail to Union Station
- Conrail (CR)
- Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad (LS&MS)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Riveted Pratt through truss bridge
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 180.0 ft.
Deck width: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.63786, -83.54453   (decimal degrees)
41°38'16" N, 83°32'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/288068/4612697 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
ODOT 4860799 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 46511 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 7, 2018: New photos from Ken Durham
  • September 1, 2018: Updated by Ken Durham: Bridge closed to all traffic for repairs
  • July 25, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • May 21, 2014: New Street View added by Luke Harden
  • December 9, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected entry
  • December 8, 2012: Updated by J.P.: corrected Location
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • October 16, 2010: Added by Jason Smith


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Conrail Railroad Overpass (closed)
Posted December 9, 2012, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

After a bit of looking around I found some old maps which indicate that the bridge carried the north end of Sumner Street before I-75 cut it off.

The railroad crossed was the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway (l. S. & M. S. Ry), a line which became a large part of the New York Central System. The bridge crosses the tracks at the west end of the Union Depot yard.

Conrail Railroad Overpass (closed)
Posted December 9, 2012, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Ok I'm a PITA but someone has to point out things that don't make sense.

Conrail went out of business as a railroad over 12 years ago, so how is this a bridge "over Conrail RR"? If you check, I think you'll find it is Norfolk Southern. It would be more interesting to find out the owner of the line when the bridge was built.

Also I don't think that a highway bridge passing over a railroad qualifies as a "Railroad" Bridge.

On Google Maps it has it marked as "Rails to trails bridge Toledo union station."