This is a representative example of a railroad overpass that was built by the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad, which was noted for using a distinctive ornate railing design.
A large (about 930 feet long) plate girder bridge carries this railroad line over the Maumee River about 830 feet south of this bridge. The plate girder river bridge was not documented by HistoricBridges.org as it is not an unusual structure and a walk back to that bridge would have had questionably clear views even in the winter due to the wooded nature of the surrounding area. Also not documented was another overpass, south of the Maumee River, over OH-109. Although both overpasses were built in 1927 by the same railroad line to cross a two lane road of similar size, the OH-109 bridge is a concrete encased deck plate girder. It is not known why a different bridge type was built there. Also unusual is that both of these rural bridges have a gap built into the abutment system to allow for sidewalks.
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