Hoghe Road Bridge

Hoghe Road Bridge (HM7VT)

Location: Van Wert, OH 45891 Van Wert County
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N 40° 51.317', W 84° 35.078'

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Built in 1894 at a cost of $575, this bridge spanned Town Creek at Hoghe Road (Township Road 82) for 100 years. The Van Wert County Commissioners approved the bridge's construction in response to requests from the Cincinnati, Jackson & Mackinaw Railroad Company. The span is an example of the truss-leg bedstead design. It was intended to handle heavy loads traveling to and from area railroad tracks, which were less than a mile from the bridge's original location. The bridge was removed from Hoghe Road in 1994. The Van Wert County Engineer's Department rehabilitated the bridge and, with the permission of the Van Wert County Agricultural Society, relocated it to the county fairgrounds in 1997.
HM NumberHM7VT
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number1-81
Year Placed1998
Placed ByVan Wert County Engineer and Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 1:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 703588 N 4525500
Decimal Degrees40.85528333, -84.58463333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 51.317', W 84° 35.078'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 51' 19.02" N, 84° 35' 4.68" W
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Area Code(s)419
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1055 S Washington St, Van Wert OH 45891, US
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