Photo taken by Chris Light
BH Photo #102704
video by Mike Daffron
The Original contract for this bridge was let to the Columbia Bridge Company. They had built other bridges over the Tippecanoe to the North at Buffalo, and just South of here at Sheets Mill (Oakdale Dam). Apparently there was a problem between the two parties and the contract was reissued, this time to the Wrought Iron Bridge Company. Craven Smith was listed as the representative for Columbia, but his name appears as the engineer for WIBCo on the plaque of the Tioga Bridge. It is assumed that during the 2 contract lettings he changed from one company to the other.
Overview Two-span through truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on Tioga Road
Location Carroll County, Indiana, and White County, Indiana Status Open to pedestrians only
History Built 1890 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co.
Craven Smith (Design)
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design Two-span Whipple through truss
Length of largest span: 225.1 ft.
Total length: 453.1 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 8.5 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called County Bridge 298
Paper Mill Bridge Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.73157, -86.75451 (decimal degrees) 40°43'54" N, 86°45'16" W (degrees°minutes'seconds") Approximate UTM coordinates 16/520729/4508987 (zone/easting/northing) Quadrangle map:
Monticello South Inventory numbers INNBI 9100206
(Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15881 (Bridgehunter.com ID) Update Log
May 2, 2020: New photo from Mike Daffron
August 6, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
February 10, 2018: New photos from Mike Daffron
September 2, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
May 27, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
April 2, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
February 16, 2014: New photos from Tony Dillon
October 7, 2011: New photos from Tom Hall
March 28, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added other name
March 28, 2010: New photos from Tom Hall
February 15, 2010: New photo from Ed Hollowell
February 15, 2010: Updated by James Norwood: Added Coordinates
January 12, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
June 26, 2008: Updated by Paul Brandenburg: added county bridge number
December 22, 2006: Posted photos from Chris Light
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