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CSX - Lower Maumee River Swing Bridge

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CSX - Lower Maumee River Swing Bridge

In service

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in December 2015

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #343399

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Facts 

Overview
Camelback through truss bridge over Maumee River on CSX RR
Location
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1930 to replace a single-track bridge
Builders
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Foundation Co. of New York (substructure)
Railroads
- CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Toledo Terminal Railroad (TT)
Design
East to west:
Deck plate girder span, 60'
(2)6-panel, riveted Warren through truss with all verticals, 152' each
Riveted, 10-panel Camelback swing through truss, 353'4"
(3)6-panel, riveted Warren through truss with all verticals, 204' each
Deck plate girder span, 60'
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 353.0 ft.
Total length: 1,415.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.68367, -83.48276   (decimal degrees)
41°41'01" N, 83°28'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/293360/4617633 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oregon
Inventory number
BH 51951 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 5, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added dimensions and substructure contractor
  • January 18, 2022: Updated by John Marvig: added builder and build date and dimensions
  • December 21, 2021: Updated by John Marvig: added builder
  • January 11, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 3, 2017: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 10, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • September 16, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date
  • April 4, 2012: Added by Frank Hicks

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CSX Lower Maumee River Swing Bridge
Posted September 16, 2013, by J. G. (jcg [dot] apollosoyuz [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge was built ~1900-1903 as the Lower Maumee bridge for the Toledo Terminal railroad; unlike the Upper Maumee TTRR bridge, this one is still active thanks to the GM Powertrain facility on Alexis Rd. in north Toledo.