the King Iron Bridge & Manufacturing Company of Cleveland, Ohio (later the King Bridge Company) was founded by Zenas King in 1858. 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 bridge pictured on this website represent some of the beautiful King iron bridges. We are trying to locate any existing ones in order to preserve these pieces of American history.
This site chronicles research on the King Iron Bridge and Manufacturing Company of Cleveland, Ohio. It includes an extensive history of company operations, descriptions and photographs of most bridges the company has constructed, accounts of the different owners, a list of King Bridge preservation efforts, scanned pages from century-old catalogs, contact information for bridge experts, a collection of King memorabilia, an online forum, and far more. Author Allan King Sloan has created a full compendium of the company's history and a snapshot of the bridge industry in the 19th century.