Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.
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BH Photo #156308
Thanks Lee for posting this photo. Always good to have historical documentation of a bridge. I will make the change to the date, as it is obviously pre-1900 due to the stone abutments. I had seen this listed in Cooper's book as well.
The bridge was torn out several years ago, Dont know the date, and the stone abutmentts are still there. This picture is from a series of postcards made years ago from my collection. In my younger years I crossed the bridge many times.
Yes........would love to have the picture posted. Is the bridge still there? It looks like it is missing on Google Earth. I saw this bridge several years back and took pictures. Also drove across the Bowstring and the beautiful Dayton Road Bridge in Delphi before the PSI truck took it out. Took pictures of all of these bridges only to find out later my film had jammed and I got nothing. Thank God for digital.
I have a picture of this bridge if you would like for this site. Also, the publication "Iron Monuments to distant Posterity, Indiana's Metal Bridges, 1870 - 1930" page 119 states that this bridge is a single Milwaukee Pratt, built by the Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Company in 1887.
Let me know if you would like the picture.