Near Findlay in Hancock County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
This historical bridge was built on this site in 1880. The bridge was named after a local landowner and was built by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton Ohio. It was 120 feet long and 15 feet high, and was built 13 feet above the Blanchard River.
The structure was a Pratt Through Truss. The term “Pratt” refers to the arraignment of the diagonals. The term “Through” refers to the overhead lateral bracing causing one to drive “through” the bridge, not over it. The abutments were made of laid up stone with mortar joints.
At the time of removal in 1998, this structure had served the traveling public for 118 years. This monument is a tribute to the incredible workmanship of our forefathers in building this magnificent structure that lasted for over a century.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Bridges & Viaducts.
Location. 41° 0.426′ N, 83° 33.418′ W. Marker is near Findlay, Ohio, in Hancock County. Marker is at the intersection of County Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16998 Co Rd 205, Findlay OH 45840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marion Township School District #3 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Oesterlen Well Site / Old Mill Stream Fairgrounds (approx. 4.3 miles away); Allen P. Dudley Bandshell (approx. 4.6 miles away); Riverside Park / Old Mill Stream (approx. 4.6 miles away); Hull's Army (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Glass Industry of Findlay, Ohio (approx. 5 miles away); Hull's Trail (approx. 5.1 miles away); Elijah & Mellie Jones House (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Findlay.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2020, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.