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Indiana Avenue Bridge


Oblique view

Photo taken 2005 by Nathan Holth

BH Photo #102771


Street View 


Through truss bridge over Elkhart River on Indiana Avenue in Goshen
Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana
Restored and opened to traffic
Built 1898 by the Bellefontaine Bridge & Iron Co.; rehabilitated 1986
- Bellefontaine Bridge & Iron Co. of Bellefontaine, Ohio
- Interurban
- Northern Indiana Railway (NIR)
Pin-connected, 12-panel Pennsylvania through truss with steel grate deck
Length of largest span: 173.8 ft.
Total length: 182.0 ft.
Deck width: 23.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.2 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 15, 2005
Also called
Fort Wayne Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.59306, -85.84833   (decimal degrees)
41°35'35" N, 85°50'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/595984/4605235 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2000170 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
NRHP 05001018 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 16094 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • March 21, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 6, 2015: Updated by Luke: Info from The Willennar Genealogy Center
  • September 5, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated status
  • October 12, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Changed status as bridge is currenly closed for rehabilitation
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • October 31, 2005: Posted photos from Nathan Holth



Indiana Avenue Bridge
Posted September 22, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

As I understand, the bridge is to be fully rehabbed, including new paint.

Indiana Avenue Bridge
Posted September 22, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Hopefully this is just the start of a full rehabilitation for this beauty!

Indiana Avenue Bridge
Posted September 22, 2010, by Rob Blackford (rblackford [at] mchsi [dot] com)

This bridge is getting new abutments installed!

Indiana Avenue Bridge
Posted August 26, 2006, by Julie Barth (juliebarth [at] earthlink [dot] net)

I have made a large pencil drawing of the bridge. It will be on exhibit at the gallery on Washington Street, "Art Matters" starting Tuesday, August 29, 2006.

I love this old bridge, and I love driving over it!