Ohio Electric Railroad Bridge / Roche De Bout/Roche De Boeuf

Ohio Electric Railroad Bridge / Roche De Bout/Roche De Boeuf (HMKL6)

Location: Waterville, OH 43566 Lucas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 29.266', W 83° 43.78'

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[South Side of Marker]:
"Ohio Electric Railroad Bridge"

The Lima and Toledo Traction Company Bridge was construted in 1907 by the National Bridge Company of Indianapolis, and it was considered to be a revolutionary type of bridge construction. The Old Electric Bridge, as it was called, was built of steel reinforced concrete and filled with earth. In fact, for this period some considered the bridge to be the longest such railroad bridge in the world. Twelve spans of Roman aqueduct architectural design anchor the 1220-foot bridge in solid river bedrock. The bridge linked Lucas and Wood counties and connected a busy Toledo with points south by means of an electric trolley. This Interurban Bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

[North Side of Marker]:
"Roche De Bout/Roche De Boeuf"

The once-massive limestone rock outcropping standing in the Maumee River has marked may events in the history of the valley. It was a legendary site for Native Americans and the place where they gathered before the Battle of Fallen Timbers in August 1794. Early records indicate a nearby French settlement in the 1700s was called both Roche de Bout and Roche de Boeuf, but for the last hundred years or so the latter has been most frequently used for both the rock and the lost settlement. About one-third of the rock was destroyed when the railroad bridge was built which caused a great controversy.
HM NumberHMKL6
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number#35-48
Year Placed2001
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Waterville Historical Society, and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 8:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 272120 N 4596503
Decimal Degrees41.48776667, -83.72966667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 29.266', W 83° 43.78'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 29' 15.96" N, 83° 43' 46.80" W
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Area Code(s)419, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 204-240 Towpath Trail, Waterville OH 43566, US
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