WELCOME TO THE NEW KING BRIDGE MUSEUM WEBSITE!

WE HAVE BEEN OFFLINE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS DUE TO TECHNICAL CHALLENGES.  WELCOME BACK!

This website is designed to document the history, accomplishments and legacy of the King Iron Bridge & Manufacturing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (later the King Bridge Company) which was founded by Zenas King in 1858. It built bridges all over North America for six decades. 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.

The website was begun in 1998 and its original articles and pictures have been reformatted .  However, the originals can be located in our website archives at: www.KingBridgeArchive.com and using the Google Search box on the website. Check under the main headings REGIONS, HISTORY, MEMORABILIA, PRESERVATION, AND NEW to see the originals.

For extensive documentation and pictures of existing King bridges, please to go to two important historical bridge websites:

Please also check out the Cleveland State University’s King Bridge Company website at: www.ClevelandMemory.org/King.

Also, just published by author Karen Van Etten is a new book  entitled King Bridge over Troubled Waters the story of the preservation of the historic King Iron Bowstring Bridge in Newfield, New York.  More information, as well as book orders, is available at: http://newyorkkingbridge.webs.com/

 

COMPANY HISTORY

Founded in 1858 by Zenas King (1818 – 1892) and subsequently managed by his sons, James A. King and Harry W. King and his grandson, Norman C. King…

EXISTING BRIDGES

Many of the Company’s bridges were used during America’s expansion West in the late 1800′s and early 1900′s…

COMPANY MEMORABILIA

There are many memorabilia remaining from the King Bridge Co. Available to view are things such as postcards, catalogs and bridge drawings..