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Pittsburg Bridge

Photos 

Closeup of bridge from old Postcard

Only the end abutments remain today. Piers and rest are gone.

Penny Postcard site

BH Photo #139319

Map 

Description 

An Alvin Holmes photo shows this bridge still extant in 1942 and is labeled as "Morrison's wrought iron bridge"

A 1936 description of this bridge said it had a "roller coaster floor".

Original bridge across Wabash connecting Pittsburg and Delphi, possible toll bridge at one time. Connecting roads on South approach are long gone and now US 421/Ind 39/Ind 18's bridge is located just Downstream replacing this lost structure.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony truss bridge over Wabash River on former County Road 310 North in Pittsburg
Location
Pittsburg, Carroll County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1868, bypassed in 1935, demolished 1948
Builders
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
- D.H. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio
Design
Wrought iron Bowstring pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.59408, -86.69826   (decimal degrees)
40°35'39" N, 86°41'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/525531/4493741 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Delphi
Inventory number
BH 42467 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 24, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added loss date per forum comment
  • October 30, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Added "roller coaster floor"
  • August 31, 2010: New photo from Richard Hendrix
  • August 14, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder
  • April 28, 2009: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Richard Hendrix
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • Luke

Comments 

Pittsburg Bridge
Posted December 3, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Kevin,

The third picture shows the abutment from the new bridge. As far as I know, no bridge was constructed on the original alignment once the bridge was removed.

Regards,

Art S.

Pittsburg Bridge over Wabash R. on St. Rd. 18
Posted December 3, 2014, by Kevin Howell (kevin [at] ytci [dot] com)

An iron bridge over the Wabash River at Pittsburg in Carroll County was demolished in 1948 - what replaced this bridge? The newer bridge was located just downstream from the original and I believe it too was replaced again in the 1980s or 1990s.

Thanks for any input,

Kevin

Pittsburg Bridge
Posted July 24, 2014, by Douglas Gribben (dgribben [at] ieee [dot] org)

It was demolished in 1948 after the state declared it a flood hazard, per the Delphi Citizen newspaper. It had been abandoned years earlier.