3 votes

Tindall Bridge


Photo taken by Janis Ford


BH Photo #131780


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Sandusky River on CR 209 in Ballville
Sandusky County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1915 by the Champion Iron Co.
- Champion Iron Co.
Riveted, 7-panel Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 166.0 ft.
Total length: 332.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.4 ft.
Also called
Sandusky River CR 209 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.30833, -83.15833   (decimal degrees)
41°18'30" N, 83°09'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/319323/4575232 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fremont West
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 7230168 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 28343 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2020: New photos from Matthew Hemmer
  • March 31, 2020: New Street View added by Geoff Hubbs
  • June 19, 2009: New photos from Brian McKee


  • Janis Ford
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Matthew Hemmer - matthemmer1994 [at] gmail [dot] com


Tindall Bridge
Posted February 11, 2013, by Doug Chapman (upsers59 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I am surprised the Gilmore Bridge is not on here,It was torn out in 2010,there is a youtube video on it.I have some photos of the bridge I took during a canoe trip in 1999 I will post the bridge here soon.

Sandusky River CR 209 Bridge
Posted August 23, 2007, by Anonymous

I believe this bridge is called the Tindall Bridge. Somewhere near this bridge is the Gillmore Bridge.It is almost if not a twin structure to this one but unfortunately it is derelict. I would hate to let it fall beyond repair. Sorry if I mixed up the bridge names.