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Riley Park Suspension Bridge

Photo 

Looking South towards bridge, Deer Creek, and Riley Park. Interesting footnote is former Fort Wayne and Wabash Valley Traction interurban used to pass by on gravel in foreground.

Photo taken by James Norwood in November 2010

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BH Photo #184287

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Description 

As noted, this site has had many different suspension bridges, each holding it's turn until the next significant flood would wash each one away. Unknown when first one was built, but this creek crossing has been part of the Delphi history and will probably be part of the future for many generations to come.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Deer Creek on pedestrians
Location
Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
There has been a suspension bridge at this location for probably 100 years or more. Unfortunately, it is always destroyed every time the area floods. Probably at least 3 to 5 or more different bridges have been here.
Design
Wire suspension
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.58556, -86.66967   (decimal degrees)
40°35'08" N, 86°40'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/527954/4492804 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Delphi
Inventory number
BH 46776 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 1, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood