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Near Gomer in Allen County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Lincoln Highway

Historical Bridge

 
 
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By Michael Baker, November 4, 2014
1. Lincoln Highway Marker
Inscription.  This historical bridge was built on this site in 1927 by the Allen County Engineers office. When opened, it carried the Delphos-Upper Sandusky Road, U.S. Route 30, commonly referred to as the Lincoln Highway, over the Ottawa River and served as an important transportation link for area residents, as well as local and regional commerce.

The structure was a spandrell filled reinforced concrete arch consisting of three equal 70 foot clear spans supporting a 28 foot wide deck. The decorative railing, called a balustrade, consisted of concrete spindles and cap.

At the time of removal in 2007, this structure had served the travelling public for 75 years. This monument is a tribute to the incredible workmanship of our forefathers and commemorates this magnificent strucutre that was a vital link on the Lincoln Highway, which was America's first transcontinental automobile route.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Lincoln Highway 🛣️ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
 
Location. 40° 50.861′ 
Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker, November 4, 2014
2. Lincoln Highway Marker
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N, 84° 11.702′ W. Marker is near Gomer, Ohio, in Allen County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway, half a mile west of Gomer Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gomer OH 45809, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1833 Gomer, Ohio (approx. 0.7 miles away); Snow Cruiser Crash Site (approx. 1.1 miles away); B-26B Bomber Crash (approx. 4.6 miles away); East Cemetery (approx. 5˝ miles away); Founders and Patriots of Allen County, Ohio (approx. 5.7 miles away); Allen County’s First Settlement (approx. 6.4 miles away); The Henry Boose Site (approx. 6.6 miles away); Fort Jennings (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gomer.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2014, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2014, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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