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

Big Four Bridge

 
 
Big Four Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2010
1. Big Four Bridge Marker
Inscription.
This landmark bridge was completed in September 1924 by the Walsh Construction Company for the C.C.C.&St.L. Railroad, and hailed as a “stupendous piece of engineering work.” The original Bellefontaine and Indiana line went through downtown Sidney but was rerouted to this location due in part to the 1913 flood. Construction project materials included 28,000 yards of concrete and 900,000 pounds of steel. Five men died during construction.

An unidentified worker is believed to be buried in the column behind this marker.
 
Erected 2008 by Sidney County Historical Society, Sidney Visitors Bureau and Sprint.
 
Location. 40° 16.446′ N, 84° 9.27′ W. Marker is in Sidney, Ohio, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Avenue (County Road 25A) and Crescent Drive/Miami Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Main Avenue. Touch for map. Bridge is immediately north of Graceland Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Sidney OH 45365, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Schultz's Battery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old Jail (approx. 0.7 miles away); Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association Building
Big Four Bridge Base and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2010
2. Big Four Bridge Base and Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); US Bank (approx. 0.7 miles away); Burkhart Building (approx. mile away); Monumental Building (approx. mile away); Shelby County Korean Conflict / Vietnam War Memorial (approx. mile away); The Shelby County Courthouse (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sidney.
 
Also see . . .
1. Big Four Bridge. (Submitted on April 14, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of the Big Four Bridge. (Submitted on April 14, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Concrete in Ohio's History. (Submitted on April 14, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyBridges & ViaductsIndustry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars
 
Big Four Bridge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2010
3. Big Four Bridge
Big Four Bridge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2010
4. Big Four Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 784 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on April 14, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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