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  • 1-81 The bridge is in the fairgrounds.  Go left through the gate and marker will be on the left side of the road 1-81 The bridge is in the fairgrounds. Go left through the gate and marker will be on the left side of the road
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Title, side A
Hoghe Road Bridge
Text, side A
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.
Address
Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891
Location
In a small wooded area on the left side of the first road to the left as you enter the fairgrounds
Coordinates
Latitude: 40.853932, Longitude: -84.584119.
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