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Crommer Park Bridge

Photos 

North portal view

Photo taken by Paul Plassman in June 2017

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BH Photo #503051

Description 

The Village of Pioneer reports that this bridge was originally located about 375 feet east of its current location, where it originally served Elm Street. It was removed from Elm Street in the late 1960s and installed in the park in the early 1970s.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Clear Fork on Pedestrian path
Location
Pioneer, Williams County, Ohio
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Superstructure erected at Elm Street in 1898 moved a short distance west to Crommer Park in early 1970s in Pioneer for use as a pedestrian bridge
Builder
- Toledo Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio [also known as Smith Bridge Co.]
Design
2-panel, pinned Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 30.0 ft.
Total length: 31.4 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.68049, -84.55565   (decimal degrees)
41°40'50" N, 84°33'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/703451/4617189 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
880 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 93932 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 29, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Changed description to show previous location.
  • September 28, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Corrected to a 2-panel span.
  • August 16, 2021: Added by Paul Plassman

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Comments 

Crommer Park Bridge
Posted November 29, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yeah Rick and I got curious when we visited that one!

Crommer Park Bridge
Posted November 29, 2021, by Paul Plassman

So that's where it originally was....I always wondered about that!

Crommer Park Bridge
Posted September 28, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Interesting... this bridge has the battened verticals distinctive to earlier Toledo Bridge/Smith Bridge bridges. But it has the laced endposts and top chord of ca. 1900 through trusses built by Toledo Bridge in Illinois like this example: https://bridgehunter.com/il/bureau/bh48250/