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Clifton Bridge

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Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Description 

This has often been referred to as the Desoto Bridge but it was actually located at the former village of Clifton.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Mississinewa River on CR 525E
Location
Delaware County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built in 1915 by the Indiana Bridge Company
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
Riveted Warren through truss with a riveted Pratt pony approach span.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.0 ft.
Total length: 225.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #95
Desoto Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.26841, -85.28864   (decimal degrees)
40°16'06" N, 85°17'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/645511/4458953 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Eaton
Inventory number
BH 44219 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Made correction, over the Mississinewa River and not the White.
  • February 22, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

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Comments 

Desoto Bridge
Posted April 26, 2012, by Richard Tekulve (canoeindiana [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This bridge crosses the Mississinewa River instead of the White River which is south of here and flows through downtown Muncie.