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Dey Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: November 6, 2021

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
CR-42 (Dey Road) (High Street) Over Tiffin River
Location
Defiance: Defiance County, Ohio: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1906 By Builder/Contractor: Toledo-Massillon Bridge Company of Toledo, Ohio
Rehabilitation Date
1983
Main Span Length
168.5 Feet (51.4 Meters)
Structure Length
170.0 Feet (51.8 Meters)
Roadway Width
16 Feet (4.88 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
2033739

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Bridge Documentation

This is the last known surviving highway through truss in the county, and it has been bypassed and left in place for pedestrians.

This bridge has rare Eastern steel brands on the top chord and some verticals.

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Above: Rick McOmber visited this bridge prior to the loss of the builder plaque.

Above: Rick McOmber visited this bridge prior to the loss of the builder plaque.

Information and Findings From Ohio's Historic Bridge Inventory

Setting/Context

The bridge has been bypassed and closed to traffic. It is located in a rural setting.

Physical Description

The 1 span, pin-connected Pratt thru truss bridge is traditionally composed of built-up compression members and eyebar tension members.

Summary of Significance

The 1906 pin-connected truss was bypassed and taken out of service in 1992 with no adverse effect. It remains open as a pedestrian bridge. This is a conventional design, although it is fairly long span. There has been no significant change in the bridge's status since the prior evaluation. It is an eligible bridge from the prior inventory. It is a late example of a well-represented type and design in Ohio.

Justification

The bridge is one of over 150 extant pin-connected truss bridges dating from 1874 for pony trusses and 1876 for thru trusses. Twenty six predate 1888 and represent the era of experimentation that evolved into standardized designs by about 1888. This example has moderate significance because the genre and the fabricator are so well represented in Ohio.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes

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