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PRR - Maumee River Bridge (1874)

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Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Maumee River on Pennsylvania RR
Location
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Temporary timber and iron bridge built 1873; permanent structure built 1874 by Union Bridge Co; replaced 1879-1880?
Builder
- Union Bridge Co. of Buffalo, New York & Athens, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Toledo & Woodville Railroad
Design
Uncovered, wooden Howe through truss--1 swing span, 6 fixed spans
Also called
C&T RR Bridge?
Union Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.65456, -83.52448   (decimal degrees)
41°39'16" N, 83°31'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/289793/4614502 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94712 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 20, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added build date, builder. and a little more history
  • October 12, 2021: Added by Paul Plassman

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PRR - Maumee River Bridge (Oldest)
Posted October 20, 2021, by Paul Plassman

According to this article from the East Toledo Historical Society it looks like a temporary bridge was built here in 1873 and was replaced with a more permanent structure in 1874: https://www.facebook.com/EastToledoHistoricalSociety/photos/...

This article gives some interesting back information about the bridge and the companies involved in its construction: http://www.trainweb.org/annarbor/AARRHistory/Toledo%20And%20...