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Bicycle Bridge

Photos 

Barrel view

Photo provided by Carroll County Historical Museum

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BH Photo #164078

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Wabash River on Bicycle Bridge Road
Location
Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1893 by the Lafayette Bridge Co., replaced in 1982
Builder
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Design
(3)10-panel, pinned Whipple through trusses
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.58019, -86.69257   (decimal degrees)
40°34'49" N, 86°41'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/526019/4492201 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Delphi
Inventory number
BH 45137 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 11, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added stuff
  • July 11, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • May 2, 2010: Added by Tom Hall

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Bicycle Bridge
Posted July 13, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Tony, I liked how the article described the bridge as a spiderweb over the river

Bicycle Bridge
Posted May 5, 2010, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This appears to have been a super neat three-span whipple truss bridge. I wonder what the main span length was as well as the total. Too bad this county appears to have been one that let all of their historic bridges fall into disrepair so they could replace them. I have been to the location and have a feeling the bridge was replaced before 1980 because of how the trees have grown and the UCEB was beginning to look shot.