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Wichita Falls in Wichita County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ohio Street Bridge

 
 
Ohio Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2016
1. Ohio Street Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Planning for construction of the first bridge at this site began soon after the organization of Wichita County in 1882. The structure was built by the King Bridge Company of Cleveland, Ohio, and formally dedicated on July 4, 1886. This second span, located west of the original bridge, was completed in 1911. Both provided a vital connection between the downtown area of Wichita Falls and northern sections of the city. The bridges were closed to vehicles in 1972 because of unsafe structural conditions and the older span was demolished.
(1980)

 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3682.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 33° 55.291′ N, 98° 29.742′ W. Marker is in Wichita Falls, Texas, in Wichita County. Marker is on Bridge Street north of Ohio Avenue, in the median. Marker is located on the south end of the Ohio Street Bridge, which is now a pedestrian bridge and part of the Wichita River Trail.
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Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wichita Falls TX 76301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry C. Luecke (approx. half a mile away); George Alonzo Soule (approx. half a mile away); Site of St. James Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Charlye Ola Farris (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Gorsline's Fashion Livery Stable (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Lost Battalion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Joseph Hudson Barwise (approx. 0.7 miles away); Texas Governor James V. Allred (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wichita Falls.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque mounted on a waist-high concrete pedestal in the center of the bridge.
 
Ohio Street Bridge Marker (<i>wide view looking north from south end of bridge</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2016
2. Ohio Street Bridge Marker (wide view looking north from south end of bridge)
Ohio Street Bridge (<i>looking northwest from bridge; Wichita River below</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2016
3. Ohio Street Bridge (looking northwest from bridge; Wichita River below)
Ohio Street Bridge (<i>iron truss construction detail</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2016
4. Ohio Street Bridge (iron truss construction detail)
Wichita River and nearby active railroad trestle (<i>view north from bridge</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 15, 2016
5. Wichita River and nearby active railroad trestle (view north from bridge)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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