Documenting North America's past & present covered bridges


Home

Cherry Street, Lucas County

If you find errors in the data please contact Bill Caswell.

If you would like to provide information on covered bridges that no longer exist from your state, or adopt a state to work on, we would certainly welcome your assistance. Please contact Trish Kane for more information.

Inventory Number: OH/35-48-U01x
County: Lucas County
Township:
Town/Village: Toledo
Bridge Name: Cherry Street
Crosses: Maumee River
Truss type: Howe
Spans:
Length:
Roadway Width:
Built: Sep 1865
Builder:
When Lost: 17 Feb 1883
Cause:
Latitude: N41 39.14
Longitude: W083 31.65
See a map of the area
Topographic map of the area
Directions:
If you have a photo of this bridge, please contact us.
Comments:
The bridge saw damage from a major ice gorge 17-Feb-1867, when the East end of the bridge was taken. Loaded with ralcars, the C&T RR bridge downstream withstood the onslaught until the gorge broke and relieved the pressure. Another ice gorge 11-Feb-1881 saw additional damage to the bridge caused by the Atmosphere (a schooner). Partially out of control, the previous vessel through the draw, the Mediterranean, had caught on the drawspan and pulled it shut, whereafter the Atmosphere hit the bridge and pulled down a section. The bridge on Cherry Street was again heavily damaged by ice on 17-Feb-1883, when oonly one of Toledo's five bridges, the Lake Shore RR, was spared. The crossing was replaced by a metal bridge in 1884. The crossing is shown as a trestle bridge with a drawspan in one early engraving, however an early stereoview shows a long Howe truss bridge of at least 8 spans.
Source:
Clark, Todd. Information received by email, July 2014

Compilation © 2021 Covered Spans of Yesteryear


Home | Copyright Notice | Reports | Credits | Unidentified Bridges | FAQ | Links

www.lostbridges.org