Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.
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BH Photo #449892
It was indeed 1883... The 1 got knocked off at some point in time.
Looks like 1883 to me.
I realize this may be splitting hairs considering this bridge is long gone but is the date on the upper right hand corner of the bridge "883" or "893"?