The History of the Bridges of Niles, Ohio

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The History of the Bridges of Niles.

Niles became an industrial location beginning with James Heaton's "Maria Furnace" in the early 1800s to the many steel mills, glass factories, firebrick plants built in the late 1800s to early 1900s in a large part due to the abundance of water. The Mahoning River, Mosquito Creek and Meander Stream all provided water for these mills and provided a path for the construction of railroads to move goods between cities.

The included photographs illustrate the bridges and viaducts that provided the citizens of Niles transportation and access over these same waterways.

The Viaduct
A.K.A. Old Iron Bridge

Fifth Avenue Bridge

Fifth Avenue Bridge
A.K.A. Wooden Humpback

Niles-McDonald Bridge

Niles-McDonald Bridge
A.K.A. The Other Viaduct

Federal Street Bridge
A.K.A Veterans Bridge

South Main Street Bridge

South Main Street Bridge

Niles-Alliance Railroad bridge

Niles-Alliance Bridge
A.K.A. Niles Bike Path Bridge

PRR Mosquito Creek Bridge

PRR Mosquito Creek Bridge

West Park Avenue Bridges

West Park Avenue Bridge

Ohio Edison Bridge

Belmont Avenue Bridge

Erie Railroad Bridge

Erie Railroad Bridge

Robbins Avenue Bridge

1913 Flood and Bridges

1913 Flood and Bridges

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