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Dowden Avenue Bridge

Photo 

Courtesy of the "Lost Muncie" Facebook group.

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BH Photo #442117

Map 

Description 

Notice in the photo that 2 men are high up on ladders working on the bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Mississinewa River on Dowden Avenue
Location
Delaware County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1895 by the Indiana Bridge Company of Muncie; replaced in 1974
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
10-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.29415, -85.24851   (decimal degrees)
40°17'39" N, 85°14'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/648866/4461877 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84113 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,883)
Built during 1890s (2,744)
Delaware County, Indiana (62)
Indiana (4,625)
Indiana Bridge Co. (120)
Lost (22,250)
Lost 1974 (59)
Lost during 1970s (610)
Pratt through truss (5,004)
Pratt truss (8,739)
Replaced by new bridge (14,840)
Through truss (14,035)
Truss (31,223)

Update Log 

  • January 11, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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