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Van Wert in Van Wert County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hoghe Road Bridge

 
 
Hoghe Road Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 5, 2008
1. Hoghe Road Bridge Marker
Inscription. Built in 1894 at a cost of $575, this bridge spanned Town Creek at Hoghe Road (Township Road 82) for 100 years. The Van Wert County Commissioners approved the bridge's construction in response to requests from the Cincinnati, Jackson & Mackinaw Railroad Company. The span is an example of the truss-leg bedstead design. It was intended to handle heavy loads traveling to and from area railroad tracks, which were less than a mile from the bridge's original location. The bridge was removed from Hoghe Road in 1994. The Van Wert County Engineer's Department rehabilitated the bridge and, with the permission of the Van Wert County Agricultural Society, relocated it to the county fairgrounds in 1997.
 
Erected 1998 by Van Wert County Engineer and Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-81.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 51.317′ N, 84° 35.078′ W. Marker is in Van Wert, Ohio, in Van Wert County. Marker is on 1055 South Washington Street (U.S. 127), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in the Van Wert County Fairgrounds, about 100 yards south of South Washington Street entrance
Hoghe Road Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 5, 2008
2. Hoghe Road Bridge and Marker
near fenceline. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1055 South Washington Street, Van Wert OH 45891, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Brumback Library (approx. one mile away); First County Library in the United States (approx. one mile away); Van Wert Gazebo (approx. 1.4 miles away); Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Company D, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ohio City Civil War Memorial (approx. 6 miles away); Killing Spree Ends Here in 1948 (approx. 7.8 miles away); Venedocia War Memorial (approx. 8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Van Wert.
 
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Van Wert County Commissioners in 1894 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 5, 2008
3. Van Wert County Commissioners in 1894
Hoghe Road Bridge Builder image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 5, 2008
4. Hoghe Road Bridge Builder
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 795 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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