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Twelvemile Creek Bridge


1909 postcard view

Ebay postcard


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BH Photo #515380


Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Twelvemile Creek on Neptune Mendon Road
Mendon, Mercer County, Ohio
Replaced by a new bridge
- Bellefontaine Bridge & Iron Co. of Bellefontaine, Ohio (Likely Fabricator based on plaque)
7-panel, pin-connected Pratt through truss with open v-laced endposts
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.66508, -84.50825   (decimal degrees)
40°39'54" N, 84°30'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/710627/4504564 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95896 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 16, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Changed location based on discovery of postcards depicting a different bridge over the St. Mary's at Mendon
  • January 15, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and other info.
  • January 14, 2022: Added by Paul Plassman


  • Paul Plassman
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com


Mendon Bridge
Posted July 16, 2022, by Paul Plassman

When I posted this bridge I originally assumed it was the main bridge over the St. Mary's River at Mendon. Thanks to the discovery of https://bridgehunter.com/oh/mercer/bh99372/, however, I lean toward the postcard on this page being Neptune-Mendon Road over Twelvemile Creek east of Mendon. Now that I look at it, the truss in the postcard looks a bit small for the St. Mary's, but would be about the right size for Twelvemile Creek.