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Montpelier-Salamonie River Bridge

Photo 

River View, Montpelier, Ind

1909 Postcard view

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BH Photo #482070

Map 

Description 

This may have been an early railroad structure, likely replaced by the current Norfolk Southern spans. It could have also served the Union Traction line that once ran just East of the railroad, in which case it has been removed.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe deck truss bridge over Salamonie River on Rail line
Location
Blackford County, Indiana
Status
No longer exists
Design
Howe deck truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.55902, -85.27829   (decimal degrees)
40°33'32" N, 85°16'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/645762/4491230 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90691 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Blackford County, Indiana (9)
Continuous (2,484)
Continuous truss (184)
Deck truss (1,733)
Howe deck truss (54)
Howe truss (559)
Indiana (4,920)
Lost (24,760)
Truss (32,807)

Update Log 

  • September 20, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon

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