Anthony Wayne Bridge

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Anthony Wayne Bridge
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Anthony Wayne Bridge crossing the Maumee River
Coordinates41°38′27.8″N 83°32′0.5″W / 41.641056°N 83.533472°W / 41.641056; -83.533472Coordinates: 41°38′27.8″N 83°32′0.5″W / 41.641056°N 83.533472°W / 41.641056; -83.533472
Carries SR 2 / SR 51 / SR 65
CrossesMaumee River
LocaleToledo, Ohio
Characteristics
DesignSuspension bridge
MaterialSteel
Total length3,215 ft (979.9 m)
Width60 ft (18.3 m)
Longest span1,252 ft (381.6 m)
History
Constructed byMcClintic-Marshall Company
Construction end1931

The Anthony Wayne Bridge, commonly called the High Level Bridge, was designed by Waddell & Hardesty and constructed by the McClintic-Marshall Company in 1931, and is a downtown Toledo, Ohio landmark named after General Anthony Wayne. It is a suspension bridge that spans the Maumee River.[1][2] The bridge has some features that give it a unique aesthetic quality, including a sky blue color and various lattice patterns.[1]

Ohio State Routes 2, 51, and 65 cross the Maumee River on the Anthony Wayne Bridge; it also connects Clayton Street to Woodville Road.[3]

Anthony Wayne Bridge Deck

Reconstruction[edit]

In April 2012, the city of Toledo and the Ohio Department of Transportation announced a project that would close the bridge to traffic for nearly 2 years. The redevelopment project took nearly 3 years to complete and reopened in October 2015 [4]

Dimensions[edit]

  • Deck width: 60 feet (18 m)[1]
  • Roadway width: 54 feet (16 m)[1]
  • Structure length: 3,215 feet (980 m)[1]
  • Center span: 785 feet (239 m)[1]
  • Total suspended length: 1,252 feet (382 m)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Anthony Wayne Bridge Historic Maumee River, Railroad, and Streets OH-2 and OH-5". Historicbridges.org. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  2. ^ "Anthony Wayne Bridge (1931) | Structurae". En.structurae.de. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  3. ^ "Google Maps". Maps.google.com. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  4. ^ http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D02/High%20Level%20Bridge%20Project/Pages/AnthonyWayneBridgeProject.aspx