Edison Bridge (Ohio)
Bridge in 2005
|Carries||SR 2 / SR 269|
|Locale||Bay View, Ohio; Danbury Township, Ottawa County, Ohio|
|Official name||Thomas A. Edison Memorial Bridge|
|Maintained by||Ohio Department of Transportation|
|Total length||2,049 feet (625 m)|
The Thomas A. Edison Memorial Bridge, otherwise known as the Edison Bridge, carries Ohio State Routes 2 and 269 over Sandusky Bay. The bridge, which is 2,049 feet (625 m) in length, was completed in 1965. It was named for inventor and nearby Milan native Thomas Edison.
The Edison Bridge replaced the Bay Bridge, a lift bridge which was dedicated on February 2, 1929. The Bay Bridge was initially a private bridge maintained by the Sandusky Bay Bridge Company, which charged a 50-cent toll; the Ohio Department of Highways bought it for $1,795,000, at first lowering the toll to 25 cents then abolishing it on August 30, 1946. The Ohio Department of Transportation closed the lift span on April 19,[original research?] 1985 after an inspection which predicted a collapse due to its own weight; it formally abandoned the span in April 1986 and subsequently removed it in May 1989,[original research?] converting its approaches to fishing piers.
- Ohio Revised Code 5533.18
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Edison Bridge
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