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Zimmerman Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken Oct. 2006 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102725

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Four-span concrete arch bridge over Wabash River on CR 600 East
Location
Cass County, Indiana
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1918; Currently bypassed and abandoned.
Builders
- Daniel B. Luten (Design)
- National Concrete Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
Design
Filled-spandrel arch
Also called
Cass County Bridge 113
Cass Station Bridge
Wabash River CR 600 East Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.75762, -86.26127   (decimal degrees)
40°45'27" N, 86°15'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/562355/4512113 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Logansport
Inventory number
BH 15898 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,528)
Arch (11,870)
Built 1918 (484)
Built during 1910s (9,488)
Cass County, Indiana (88)
Closed-spandrel arch (3,899)
Daniel B. Luten (66)
Deck arch (11,116)
Have street view (26,251)
Indiana (4,827)
National Concrete Co. (20)
Owned by county (20,396)
Wabash River (100)

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • September 24, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added historic name
  • April 4, 2009: Updated by James Norwood
  • January 29, 2007: Posted photos from Tom Hall

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • James Norwood
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Zimmerman Bridge
Posted June 24, 2020, by James Norwood (Jdrjeep [at] icloud [dot] com)

As of the beginning of 2020, the guard rail and part of the wing wall on the south side of bridge on West side have fallen into the river. Fully a third of the west side is affected and new orange fence and barricades have been set on both ends. The county will have to address this at some point. I know this damn virus has put a squeeze on monies, but either rehabilitation of the structure or razing it will have to happen soon. Iíll try and stop and get some pics soon.

Wabash River CR 600 East Bridge
Posted February 2, 2012, by David Enyart (doenyart [at] aol [dot] com)

A new bridge is in place bypassing the one shown here.

Wabash River CR 600 East Bridge
Posted November 13, 2007, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

James,

Thanks for sharing the information on these bridges.

Wabash River CR 600 East Bridge
Posted November 12, 2007, by James (JDRJEEP [at] aol [dot] COM)

I might note too that this bridge is one of the 3 Daniel Luten designed bridges in Cass County, built to replace structures lost in the great flood of 1913.

Wabash River CR 600 East Bridge
Posted November 12, 2007, by James (JDRJEEP [at] AOL [dot] COM)

This is known as the old "Cass Station Bridge". Bridge is a popular fishing spot, when it is mowed that is. I live a half mile away and use the bridge occasionally while biking. There is a hole forming on the South side of the bridge about 30 feet from the South approach on the West side of the bridge next to the sidewall. Vegetation grows very well over the old asphalt, as seen in the photos above. Check out the huge rock formation, the Council Rock, off of the old road that ends at the South bridge approach. This was a Indian gathering place, as well as French traders, who noted it's unusual appearance way back in the 1700's. The Cass Station moniker comes from the old Interuban line that at one time passed just North of the bridge, featuring a station stop nearby called of course Cass Station. The old ROW for that line is now "Coonhunter's Road". CR 600 East will be under reconstruction starting Spring 2008, lasting until November 2008, so be aware. The bridges will be uneffected.