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Carrollton Iron Bridge

Photo 

Tourists on the Carrollton Bridge June 1, 1921

Carroll County Rural Organizations 1828-1979 by John and Doris Peterson

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BH Photo #533035

Description 

Replaced a covered bridge that was destroyed by a storm on July 4, 1873. In 1879 the 4 Northern spans were swept away by an ice gorge, but were recovered and rebuilt. It was replaced by the current concrete arches in 1927.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Wabash River on Carrollton Road
Location
Carroll County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1873; Replaced 1927
Builder
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
Design
Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.64849, -86.65691   (decimal degrees)
40°38'55" N, 86°39'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/529007/4499794 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 98503 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added categories "Wabash River", "Wooden deck", "Wrought Iron"

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