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King Iron Bridge & Manufacturing Company
LAST UPDATED: November 27, 2000
Thank you for visiting our King Bridge Homepage. This page is dedicated to research on Zenas King, James A. King, and the King Iron Bridge & Manufacturing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (later the King Bridge Company). Many of the Company's bridges were used during America's expansion West in the late 1800's and early 1900's and some of these bridges are still standing today. These are beautiful iron bridges and we are trying to locate any existing ones in order to preserve these pieces of American history.
The big King bridge pictured above on the left is the New Detroit-Superior High Level Bridge built in 1918. Below it is the King Central Avenue Bridge. both are still used in Cleveland, Ohio. On the right is an example of a King Bridge Company Catalogue, Circa 1882.
The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History (maintained by Case Western Reserve University) also has a short history of the King Iron Bridge Company.
Need help saving an Old King Bridge? Then check out the King charitable gift fund at Fidelity Investments!
Presentation by Allan King Sloan on the "King Bridges in New York State" Summer 2000, The Century House Historical Society, Rosendale, New York
An Old King Bridge finds a new home - Bridge to be part of nature trail in Woodstock, New York
The Bridge Project in Rochester, New York is trying to save the Hojack Swing Bridge. Click here www.thebridgeproject.com to find out how you can help!
Several new Related King Bridge Links have been added to the: Other King Bridge Websites & Related Bridge Sites (see below)
Click this link for a short history of The New Detroit-Superior High Level Bridge (1918) , By Stanley L. McMichael and click the picture for a larger image of the Bridge.
Click this link for Pictures of King Bridges in Cleveland, OH and Niantic, CT or this link to More Pictures of a King Bridge, South Boston. Unless otherwise stated, all pictures are Copyrighted by HK Photoworks.
Click this link for a note on Saving Old Bridges and a Description of Some Remaining King Bridges including this historic Fort Laramie Army Bridge spanning the North Platte River at Fort Laramie, Wyoming. This bridge is listed on the National Historic Register.
this unique railroad swing bridge (a/k/a The Hojack Bridge) is in Rochester, N.Y. .Check out "The Bridge Project" Website at www.thebridgeproject.com to help preserve the Hojack Bridge. See Also the Rochester Area Railroad Fan Page for some wonderful pictures of the Hojack Bridge.
Here are two King patented Bowstring Bridges, one in Newfield, N.Y. and the other in Chili Mills (on Stuart Road), near Rochester, NY. It is on the State Register on Historic Places and the County, which owns the bridge, is looking to rehab and reopen the bridge.
Click this link to see a List of known King Bridge locations. If you think a bridge near you is a King Bridge please send us an e-mail at Allan.Sloan@kingbridgeco.com
Click this link for a history of Zenas King, the King Family and the King Bridge Company.
Click here for a picture of a Greek Revival house designed and built in 1848 by Zenas King in Milan, Ohio.
Click this link for an unusual King Bridge Project, the dome of the Yerkes Observatory located at Geneva Lake, Williams Bay, Wisconsin. Click the picture to see it full size. ( Picture courtesy of the University of Chicago Yerkes Observatory)
Click here for a List of known King Bridge locations.
Other King Bridge Websites & Related Bridge Sites
(Picture courtesy of The Knox County Historical Sites, Inc)
We are particularly interested in any King Bridge Plates or King Bridge Company Catalogues similar to the ones shown below.
If you have any information about a the King Family or the King Bridge Company or think a bridge near you may be a King Bridge, please drop us a line at Allan.Sloan@kingbridgeco.com or HKWorks@bigfoot.com
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