|Bridge Name||Facility Carried / Feature Intersected||Location||Structure Type||Construction Date / Builder or Contractor|
|Tindall Bridge||Rice Road Over Sandusky River||Rural: Sandusky County, Ohio||Metal Riveted Pratt Through Truss, Stationary||1915 By: Champion Iron Company of Kenton, Ohio|
|Structure Length||Roadway Width||Main Spans||Approach Spans|
|332 Feet (101.2 Meters)||15.75 Feet (4.8 Meters)||2||None|
The Tindall Bridge is a bridge that was built in 1915, but its attractive plaque proudly crediting its builders with reconstructing the crossing with a steel bridge perhaps creates images of the 1880s. The Champion Iron Company certainly did build a bridge worthy of pride. The bridge has been maintained well and today is still posted with a generous 25 ton weight limit, which is more than sufficient for the light vehicular traffic that travels Rice Road.
This bridge retains original lattice railings, which are interesting because they are present beyond the truss itself and onto the abutments. This practice is often found over in Ontario, but not elsewhere.
The bridge, with its two spans, each of decent length is a very attractive structure and well worth continued maintenance and preservation. The white paint currently on the bridge enhances the appearance of the bridge and reflects a color choice that was commonly used on bridges in the past, because it showed rust more readily, easing the difficulty of maintainance.