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

Dey Bridge

 
 
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By TeamOHE, March 23, 2019
1. Dey Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
This bridge a pratt through truss, was built in 1906 by the Massillon Bridge Company of Toledo, Ohio at a cost of $3,967.50. It replaced a bridge built in 1882. Dey road was petitioned for as a public road in 1832 In what was then Williams county by Samuel Dey who owned the land to the north of the bridge, this bridge provided a vital Tiffin River crossing for 39 years and was replaced by the prestressed concrete bridge to the south in 1995 at a cost of 1,130,00o. Preservation was encouraged by the federal highway administration program known as the "enhancement program” in 1997 at a cost of $237,000.

The Pratt through truss has diagonals in tension and its verticals in compression, except for the hip verticals adjacent to the inclined end posts. It was the most popular through truss built on highways in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This one span bridge extends 170 feet and is 16 feet wide. It is set on concrete abutments. The top chords and end posts are composed of two channels a top plate and lacing while the posts have two channels with lacing. Like many of the bridges built during this
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By TeamOHE, March 23, 2019
2. Dey Bridge Marker
time it has pin-connections.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts.
 
Location. 41° 17.439′ N, 84° 23.114′ W. Marker is in Defiance, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker is on West High Street 0.2 miles east of Fox Run Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1335 W High St, Defiance OH 43512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Route and Camp's (approx. 1.2 miles away); Graves of Soldiers (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort Defiance (approx. 1.3 miles away); 1913 Flood (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pontiac Park (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fort Winchester (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Winchester (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Defiance (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Defiance.
 
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By TeamOHE, March 23, 2019
3. Dey Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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