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New Bremen in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bowstring Girder

 
 
Bowstring Girder Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
1. Bowstring Girder Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1864, this is the oldest cast iron "bowstring girder" bridge in Ohio. Originally part of a three-span structure over the Auglaize River in Wapakoneta, the bridge was moved to Moulton Angle Road north of New Knoxville in 1904. In 1984, through the efforts of local citizens and business, the bridge was brought to New Bremen where it was restored and placed over the Miami and Erie Canal. It was built by David H. Morrison, founder of the Columbia Bridge Works in Dayton.
 
Erected by The New Bremen Bridge Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the The Miami & Erie Canal series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 40° 26.13′ N, 84° 22.842′ W. Marker is in New Bremen, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker can be reached from East Front Street, 0 miles west of South Washington Street (Ohio Route 66). This historical marker and the bridge that this marker features are both part of a park that is located in the center of New Bremen.
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This particular park features a restored canal lock and this bridge is just south of that restored canal lock, spanning the Miami and Erie Canal. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Bremen OH 45869, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Loramie Summit (here, next to this marker); Partners (within shouting distance of this marker); 40 South Washington Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 34 South Washington Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Miami and Erie Canal (about 300 feet away); New Bremen Volunteer Fire Department (about 400 feet away); Komminsk Family (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Bremen.
 
Bowstring Girder Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
2. Bowstring Girder Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,721 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on October 3, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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