Aerial Views Of Ohio Electric Bridge In Waterville


One of the most picturesque locations in NW Ohio has to be the old Ohio Electric Bridge, also known as the Interurban Bridge, near Waterville, OH which is now contained in Farnsworth Metropark. I am even guilty of using the area as a backdrop for some family photos a few years ago. 

Did you know this thing was built in the early 1900s and was once the world's largest earth-filled reinforced concrete bridge? Maybe the earth-filled part is why there are so many trees now growing on it. There was even some controversy because the construction of the bridge meant the destruction of about 1/3 of the Roche De Boeuf historic Indian council rock. 

The bridge connected Lucas and Wood counties via rail service. Bad economy, flooding and increased competition from newly paved highways led to a short life-span of the bridge. It was abandoned in 1937, which was the last year the bridge carried rail traffic across the Maumee River. 



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