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Hoghe Road Bridge - 1894 - Van Wert, OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DnRseekers
N 40° 51.225 W 084° 35.048
16T E 703635 N 4525331
Quick Description: Moved to be saved
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 9/7/2011 1:54:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMCH4N
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 9

Long Description:
From a nearby historical marker detailing the bridges history...

Built in 1894 at a cost of $575, this bridge spanned town creek at Hoghe Road (Township Road 82) for 100 years. The Van Wert County Commissioners approved the bridge's construction in response to requests from the Cincinnati, Jackson and Mackinaw Railroad Company. The span is an example of the truss-leg bedstead design. It was intended to handle heavy loads traveling to and from area railroad tracks which were less than a mile from the bridge's original location. The bridge was removed from Hoghe Road in 1994. The Van Wert County Engineer's Department rehabilitated the bridge, and with the permission of the Van Wert County Architectural Society, relocated it to the county fairgrounds in 1997
Date built or dedicated as indicated on the date stone or plaque.: 1894

Date stone, plaque location.: North end

Road, body of water, land feature, etc. that the bridge spans.: None today, Town Creek originaly

Website (if available): Not listed

Parking (safe parking location): Not Listed

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