Construction Crew at the Toledo Terminal Lower River Swing Bridge

Construction Crew at the Toledo Terminal Lower River Swing Bridge

This black and white photograph shows Toledo Terminal’s construction crew posed on the Toledo Terminal Lower River Swing Bridge, under construction. The photograph must be from the time the bridge was being built, between 1901 and 1903.

This bridge has a sister – the Toledo Terminal Upper River Bridge, which used to be located near where the Ohio Turnpike (I-80) crosses the Maumee.  The Toledo Terminal Railroad was owned by most of the railroads that ran in and out of Toledo. The Toledo Terminal Railroad, completed in 1903, created a circle around Toledo (thus the need for two bridges)  and was used mostly as a switching railroad.


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