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Collingwood Boulevard Railroad Overpass

Collingwood Boulevard Railroad Overpass

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 4, 2006

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (Abandoned Norfolk and Western) Over Collingwood Boulevard
Location
Toledo: Lucas County, Ohio: United States
Structure Type
Metal 7 Panel Rivet-Connected Double-Intersection Warren Pony Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Wood Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1888 By Builder/Contractor: Detroit Bridge and Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
85 Feet (26 Meters)
Structure Length
105 Feet (32 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s) and 2 Approach Span(s)
NBI Number
4860624

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This historic bridge was demolished in 2013!

This bridge is a rare example of a railroad pony truss bridge. Moreover, it is rare both as a double-intersection Warren pony truss, and also as an extremely old example of a metal truss bridge with riveted connections in this region. The structure features riveted connections, v-lacing is present on some diagonals. There are wooden approach spans at the north end of the bridge. The abutments for the bridge are stone. The bridge is abandoned, and apparently demolition has either been considered or perhaps even planned for this bridge. The destruction of this highly significant historic bridge that is not in the way of anything would be a wasteful and devastating loss.

This bridge is also a reminder of a very interesting history. This bridge is in its original location, but it did not always cross Collingwood Boulevard, because Collingwood Boulevard did not always exist. The reality is this bridge originally crossed a canal that once was located here. Later, the canal was abandoned, and Collingwood Boulevard was built in its place, turning a canal bridge into an overpass.

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