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Main Street Bridge (ca. 1890)

Photos 

1909 Postcard view

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BH Photo #472194

Description 

Appears to have been a scaled-down version of WIBCo's Tioga and Riverside Park Whipple trusses. Likely designed by Craven Smith.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over St Joseph River on Main Street
Location
Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1890; Replaced by a concrete arch bridge in 1927.
Builders
- Craven Smith (Likely Designer)
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio (Likely Fabricator)
Design
(2)12-panel, pinned Whipple through trusses
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.69217, -85.97593   (decimal degrees)
41°41'32" N, 85°58'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/585219/4616105 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89288 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 4, 2022: New photo from Paul Plassman
  • June 19, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added categories "12-panel truss", "Pin-connected", "Finials", "Cresting", "Lattice Railing"
  • August 26, 2021: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • August 4, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • May 16, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon

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Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Paul Plassman