Martin Luther King Bridge
The Martin Luther King Memorial Bridge (formerly Cherry Street Bridge) is a double-leaf bascule bridge located where Cherry Street crosses the Maumee River to become Main Street on the east side of the city. This is the third bridge erected at this location.
Designed by Arnold W Brunne and constructed by Osborne Engineering of Cleveland, Ohio, at a cost of over $1 million, construction began in 1910 and the bridge was opened to traffic in 1914. Original designs called for the control houses to be constructed as very tall towers that would be lit up and used for navigation but due to funding constraints the towers were not added.
The structure was most recently renovated in 2004.