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Gilmore Bridge

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Gilmore Bridge

Copyright Paul Brandenburg - August 2008

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BH Photo #123000

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Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Stearns through truss bridge over Wabash & Erie Canal on a pedestrian trail in Delphi
Location
Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians only on a trail.
History
Built 1905 in Pulaski County over Big Monon Ditch, moved to Carroll County and restored in 2006-07
Builder
- Winamac Bridge Co.
Design
Stearns through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 78.0 ft.
Total length: 78.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Blue Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.58281, -86.68346   (decimal degrees)
40°34'58" N, 86°41'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/526788/4492495 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Delphi
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6600020 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 36806 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 15, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 22, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 21, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Added category "Last of its kind"
  • June 1, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • May 2, 2010: New photos from Tom Hall
  • February 26, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by James Norwood: Added Coordinates
  • September 6, 2008: Updated by Paul Brandenburg
  • July 5, 2008: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Paul Brandenburg - indianabridges [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • James Norwood
  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Dana and Kay Klein

Comments 

Gilmore Bridge
Posted October 3, 2008, by RB (jrbozell45 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Summer 08

Gilmore Bridge
Posted July 19, 2008, by RL Bozell (jrbozell45 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Easy bridge to visit - totally restored - part of the Wabash Heritage Corridor Trail system. Spans the Wabash & Erie Canal. Just west of US 421 and St. Hwy 25 intersection - south side - behind the Pizza Hut. Turn south on Bicycle Bridge road, you can not miss it. Take note of Stone Arch Bridge ( built in 1901 ) that you cross over just before turning into parking area. Recommend that you also visit restored Bowstring Arch Bridge ( built in 1873 ) on north end of town also crossing Wabash & Erie Canal