Purple Heart Bridge

Complete reconstruction of the Clinton Street Bridge in downtown Defiance.

The Purple Heart Bridge on Clinton Street in the city of Defiance received the distinction of 2020 Outstanding New Short Span during the annual awards presented in March 2021 by the Association for Bridge Construction and Design (ABCD).

The Clinton Street bridge, which carries State Route 15/18/66 over the Maumee River in downtown Defiance, was closed in February 2019 for the $8.3 million project that completely replaced the bridge. The new bridge is wider and includes walking/biking paths and overlooks. It was dedicated as the Purple Heart Bridge in December of 2019 when it opened to traffic.

Purple Heart Bridge
Reconstruction of Purple Heart Bridge
Purple Heart Bridge at sunset
Aerial view of Purple Heart Bridge