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W&LE - Maumee River Swing Bridge (Old)

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W&LE - Maumee River Swing Bridge (Old)

Sketch tech drawing by Douglas Butler since 2005

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #510383

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Maumee River on Wheeling & Lake Erie RR
Location
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1882-1883; was owned by the Wheeling and Lake Erie Bridge Co. in 1883, at which time the swing span was nearing completion
Builder
- Clinton Bridge Co. of Clinton, Iowa [also known as Clinton Bridge & Iron Works]
Railroad
- Wheeling & Lake Erie Railroad (1850-1949) (W&LE)
Design
Iron Pratt through truss swing span with combination Pratt through truss and timber trestle approaches
East to west:
630' timber trestle
One 180'? Pratt through truss span
340' iron Pratt swing span
Seven 180' Pratt through truss spans
240' timber trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 340.0 ft.
Total length: 2,650.0 ft. (0.5 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.67527, -83.49066   (decimal degrees)
41°40'31" N, 83°29'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/292676/4616720 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94799 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 24, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added build date per book
  • October 23, 2021: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • October 22, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "Maumee River", "Navigable waterway", "Pin-connected"

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