Roche de Bout
The Interurban Bridge, which crosses the Maumee River at Farnsworth, is partially built atop Roche de Bout, a large, protruding rock in the river that served as an early landmark for native people, European explorers and armies. The massive limestone rock outcropping was a sacred meeting place for Indians of the Maumee Valley. In the early 1700s, it was the site of a French settlement.
The abandoned bridge, once the world's largest earth-filled,
concrete reinforced bridge, was part of a commuter railway system
during the early 1900s.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Native Americans • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 41° 29.206′ N, 83° 44.117′ W. Marker is in Whitehouse, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is at the intersection of South River Road (U.S. 24) and Noncolova Road, on the right when traveling north on South River Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 743 Anthony Wayne Trail, Whitehouse OH 43571, 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
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.