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Grand Rapids Wagon Bridge

Photos 

Grand Rapids Wagon Bridge

looking north

Photo from old postcard

BH Photo #468027

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Maumee River on East Bridge Street
Location
Grand Rapids, Wood County, Ohio
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1904-1905 by the Canton Bridge Co.; replaced 1964
Builder
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
(3)10-panel, pinned Parker through trusses
Dimensions
Total length: 650.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.41333, -83.86079   (decimal degrees)
41°24'48" N, 83°51'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/260899/4588592 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88572 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Confirmed dates & added length
  • May 21, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • April 10, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added postcard & categories "Lattice Railing", "Stone piers"
  • October 21, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder
  • October 20, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added likely build and demolition dates
  • October 20, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 18, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • March 18, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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Comments 

Grand Rapids Wagon Bridge
Posted October 20, 2021, by Paul Plassman

I know the feeling. :)

Grand Rapids Wagon Bridge
Posted October 20, 2021, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

No, I probably just need to clean my glasses 🤓

Grand Rapids Wagon Bridge
Posted October 20, 2021, by Paul Plassman

I don't think so--the pre-1904 span was a Pratt truss according to the source link on its page.

The two photos on this page look like the same bridge to me--am I missing something?

Grand Rapids Wagon Bridge
Posted October 20, 2021, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Photo #510203 looks different. Is it the older bridge ?

Grand Rapids Wagon Bridge
Posted October 20, 2021, by Paul Plassman

That's a beauty!

I'm thinking a Canton Bridge Co.? Or perhaps a Central Concrete and Construction Co.? The previous bridge washed out in the 1904 flood so I'm assuming a build date of 1904-1905.