This long abandoned bridge is one of the only known surviving bowstring bridges built by David H. Morrison. According to the Historic Bridge Inventory, the bridge was originally built in 1874 as part of a three span bridge over the Auglaize River on OH-198. As OH-198 crosses the Auglaize River twice, it is assumed (without proof) that this refers to a crossing of the river northwest of Wapakoneta in a rural location (40.676934, -84.264618). The other OH-198 crossing of the river at Blackhoof Street in Wapakoneta was also once spanned by a Morrison bowstring, but that bridge was a more archaic cast iron bowstring from 1864 that was moved in 1894 (one of those spans survives as well). In constrast, this 1874 bowstring was not moved to this location until the 1920s.
This bridge is on private property.
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