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BO - Sandusky River Bridge

Photo 

BO - Sandusky River Bridge

view c1913 looking west; B&O in center (PRR on left and NYC on right)

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #505729

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridges over Sandusky River on Baltimore & Ohio RR
Location
Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railway (CCC&StL; Big Four)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.11902, -83.17500   (decimal degrees)
41°07'08" N, 83°10'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/317402/4554249 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94186 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 4, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added build date
  • September 2, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Paul Plassman

Comments 

BO - Sandusky River Bridge
Posted September 3, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Sure thing!

I also have an Images of America book called "Along the Sandusky River" which claims that these railroad spans were the only bridges left in Tiffin over the Sandusky after the 1913 flood, which apparently took out the spans on Huss, Washington, Market, and Monroe streets.

BO - Sandusky River Bridge
Posted September 3, 2021, by Luke

Yep, it is.

Thanks for taking the initiative, Paul.

BO - Sandusky River Bridge
Posted September 3, 2021, by Paul Plassman

On it for the PRR bridge.

I think the NYC span is

https://bridgehunter.com/oh/seneca/rr-sandusky-river/

BO - Sandusky River Bridge
Posted September 3, 2021, by Luke

Those bridges should have individual entries instead of being considered part of one, as they're separate structures on different lines.

BO - Sandusky River Bridge
Posted September 3, 2021, by Geoff Hubbs (geoffrey [dot] hubbs [at] att [dot] net)

The south outer bridge was used by the Pennsylvania Railroad and the north outer bridge used by the New York Central.

BO - Sandusky River Bridge
Posted September 2, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

They are all cool looking in my opinion. Although I am partial to triple and quadruple bascule bridges myself.

https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=i...

http://bridgehunter.com/ma/suffolk/bh49279/

BO - Sandusky River Bridge
Posted September 2, 2021, by Luke
BO - Sandusky River Bridge
Posted September 2, 2021, by Paul Plassman

Reminds me of the Blissfield Triple Bridge that used to stand in Blissfield, Michigan.

https://bridgehunter.com/mi/lenawee/nyc---raisin-river/

I don't know how many truss bridge triplets have ever been built in the U.S., but I bet not very many.

BO - Sandusky River Bridge
Posted September 2, 2021, by John Marvig

Wow, thatís quite the collection of different trusses!