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Piqua in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Shawnee Bridge

City of Piqua, Ohio

 

1915 - 2005

 
Shawnee Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
1. Shawnee Bridge Marker
Inscription. The 1915 Shawnee (Lorimer) Bridge was dedicated in part to the forty-four men, women and children who lost their lives in the 1913 flood. The waters of the Great Miami River broke free from their banks on March 25, 1913 and devastated the areas of East Piqua, Shawnee, and Rossville. Flood waters reached heights in excess of twenty feet in some Piqua locations, destroying homes, businesses, factories and the previous iron truss Shawnee Bridge.

Dedicated to the Piqua victims of the 1913 Flood
 
Erected 2005 by City of Piqua.
 
Location. 40° 8.724′ N, 84° 14.345′ W. Marker is in Piqua, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is at the intersection of Wood Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Wood Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piqua OH 45356, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Main Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Public Square (about 500 feet away); The 1913 Flood (about 500 feet away); The Village of Huntersville (about 600 feet away); Vice Admiral Stephen Clegg Rowan
1913 Flood Victims and Their Ages Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
2. 1913 Flood Victims and Their Ages
(about 700 feet away); Lock Nine (about 700 feet away); Lock Nine Riverfront Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mills Brothers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Piqua.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Flood of 1913.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyBridges & ViaductsDisastersWaterways & Vessels
 
1913 Flood Victims and Their Ages Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
3. 1913 Flood Victims and Their Ages
1913 Flood Victims and Their Ages Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
4. 1913 Flood Victims and Their Ages
Shawnee Bridge 1914-15 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
5. Shawnee Bridge 1914-15 Marker
Shawnee Bridge 2005-2006 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
6. Shawnee Bridge 2005-2006 Marker
Shawnee Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
7. Shawnee Bridge Marker
Looking southeast.
Shawnee Bridge over the Great Miami River Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2009
8. Shawnee Bridge over the Great Miami River
Looking east.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 1,306 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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