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W&LE - Maumee River Swing Bridge

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W&LE - Maumee River Swing Bridge

Tech drawing from Douglas Butler

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in October 2021

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #510382

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Description 

See the Historic Bridges.org page for a more detailed discussion about this bridge's complex history and link to historical article.

Facts 

Overview
Pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge over Maumee River on Wheeling & Lake Erie RR
Location
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Approach trusses built 1897; swing span constructed shortly prior
Builders
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan (approach spans)
- Edge Moor Bridge Works of Wilmington, Delaware (Probable builder of the swing span)
Railroads
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway (1990) (WLE)
Design
East to west:
Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt through truss, 180'
Pin-connected, 15-panel Pratt through truss swing span, 345'
(3)8-panel and (1)7-panel, pin-connected Pratt through truss, 180'
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 345.0 ft.
Total length: 1,315.0 ft.
Also called
NS - Maumee River Swing Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.67535, -83.49095   (decimal degrees)
41°40'31" N, 83°29'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/292652/4616729 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oregon
Inventory number
BH 51950 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 5, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • October 23, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 1, 2020: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 3, 2017: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 6, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • August 22, 2015: Updated by Douglas Butler: Added Image
  • June 11, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 4, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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