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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.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Miami & Erie Canal marker series.
 
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). Touch for map. 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. 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. Marker is in this post office area: New Bremen OH 45869, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this
Bowstring Girder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
2. Bowstring Girder Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. Loramie Summit (here, next to this marker); Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen (about 300 feet away); The Miami & Erie Canal and New Bremen (about 400 feet away); Pioneer Cabin (about 600 feet away); The Log Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Minster's Origins (approx. 2.9 miles away); Francis J. Stallo's log cabin (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Bremen.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,441 times since then and 72 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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