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Old US 33 Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Mike Daffron in February 2019

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BH Photo #443657

Map 

Description 

This bridge has details that resemble two spans that formerly stood in Allen County, although this one appears a little older. It was either an early design of the Toledo Bridge Company or perhaps a later Smith design before the company changed hands.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over Blue Creek on Old US 33
Location
Adams County, Indiana
Status
Derelict/abandoned
Builder
- Toledo Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio (Likely Fabricator)
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 71.0 ft.
Also called
Adams County Blue Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.76876, -84.82372   (decimal degrees)
40°46'08" N, 84°49'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/683673/4515366 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wren
Inventory number
BH 58164 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,335)
Adams County, Indiana (23)
Indiana (4,625)
Missing deck (50)
One-lane traffic (7,535)
Owned privately (1,499)
Pin-connected (3,690)
Pony truss (15,690)
Pratt pony truss (3,473)
Pratt truss (8,727)
Toledo Bridge Co. (33)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,972)
Truss (31,210)
Wooden deck (6,002)

Update Log 

  • July 2, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed info... Solid tapered verticals match other Toledo Bridge Company ponies.
  • June 24, 2019: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added pics,, alternate name, possible builder and possible build date
  • February 16, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • September 24, 2013: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "One-lane traffic", "Pin-connected", "Wooden deck", "Missing deck"

Sources 

  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Old US 33 Bridge
Posted February 16, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Couldn't find anyone to ask permission for a visit up-close, so photos taken from 33. I wanna go back! The area got quite a lot of flooding then froze up. Lots of ice all over the area. I seem to pick very cold and cloudy days to travel long distances for my bridgetrips.