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Fort Seneca Bridge

Fort Seneca Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: June 24, 2007

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Fry Road Over Sandusky River
Fort Seneca: Seneca County, Ohio: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1914 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown
Rehabilitation Date
Main Span Length
198.2 Feet (60.4 Meters)
Structure Length
204.0 Feet (62.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
15.7 Feet (4.79 Meters)
1 Main Span(s)
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This bridge is a Parker truss that features ten panels. The top chord runs parallel to the bottom chord for four panels, making this bridge look similar to some Camelback truss bridges. The bridge retains original lattice railings, and overall appears to retain good historic integrity. The paint on the bridge is beginning to show signs of rust. Now would be a great time to restore this bridge so it can continue to carry light vehicular traffic for the decades to come.

Information and Findings From Ohio's Historic Bridge Inventory


The bridge that carried a carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a rural setting immediately east of a state highway. It has been bypassed by a modern bridge. The approach road geometry is poor.

Physical Description

The riveted camelback thru truss bridge appears to be traditionally composed with built up box section members. It is supported on ashlar abutments. There are not innovative or distinctive details.


Bridge currently closed to traffic. There is observed impact damage to the railings.

Summary of Significance

The 1914 Camelback thru truss bridge was built in 1914, and it is a later and undistinguished example of its type and design, which dates to the 19th century.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No


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