Interurban Bridge, Waterville Ohio

9/25/2017

Interurban Bridge, Waterville Ohio

Interurban Bridge, Waterville Ohio

A relic of the once vast interurban rail system that connected towns and cities throughout the Midwest lies in picturesque decay just outside the small town of Waterville. Here is a nice map of the interurban system in 1911. The bridge, also known as the Ohio Electric Railroad Bridge, spans the Maumee river. It was built of reinforced concrete in 1908. It was abandoned in 1937 as the interurban rail system declined. The interurbans were mostly out of business by the 1940s due to competition with the new highways and automobiles. The Interurban bridge is not crossable or accessible. Its' northern end is fenced and posted. There is a place to pull of the road to view the bridge though. The bridge and viewpoint are part of Farnsworth Metropark.

 

Interurban Bridge, Waterville Ohio

Interurban Bridge, Waterville Ohio


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