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PRR - Maumee River Bridge (Older)

Photo 

This is the bridge in the background; the bridge in the foreground is the Cherry Street Bridge

Ice Gorge on the Maumee, at Cherry Street Bridge, Toledo, Ohio - DPLA - 35516bcf2c3ef7e16d4a9091cea427bb (page 1).jpg

Public domain photo from the Ken Levin Toledo Postcard Collection; contributed to Wikimedia Commons by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

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BH Photo #509787

Map 

Description 

The construction of the swing span by one bridge company and the Whipple trusses by another hints that there may be more to this bridge's history than is presently known here.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Maumee River on Pennsylvania RR
Location
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1879-1880 by Keystone Bridge Co; 1 span rebuilt 1883; replaced 1914
Builders
- Keystone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3 south Whipple spans)
- Philadelphia Bridge Works of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (swing span)
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Pratt through truss swing span with 3+ Whipple through truss approach spans
South to north:
Long earthen causeway extending out into Maumee River
Three 200' Whipple through truss spans
One 290' through truss swing span with polygonal top chord
One iron truss span of unknown length
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 290.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.65559, -83.52199   (decimal degrees)
41°39'20" N, 83°31'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/290004/4614610 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94704 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 19, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added build date, builder, and design details
  • October 12, 2021: Photo imported by Paul Plassman

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