Anthony Wayne Bridge

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Anthony Wayne Bridge
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Anthony Wayne Bridge crossing the Maumee River
Coordinates 41°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
Crosses Maumee River
Locale Toledo, Ohio
Characteristics
Design Suspension bridge
Material Steel
Total length 3,215 ft (979.9 m)
Width 60 ft (18.3 m)
Longest span 1,252 ft (381.6 m)
History
Constructed by McClintic-Marshall Company
Construction end 1931

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]

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