Elkhart Avenue Bridge
Pre 1923 photo
Elkhart County Historical Museum Collection
BH Photo #444763
This was an early example of a Columbia Bridge Works bridge. The portal design included beautiful cast iron bracing and unique "3-prong" finial design at the endpost/upper chord connections. The only other example I have seen was in the small town of Howard in Knox County, Ohio. It was built in 1874 by CBW and sadly was demolished in 2007.
- Lost Pratt through truss bridge over St Joseph River on former Elkhart Avenue.
- Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built in the early 1870's by the Columbia Bridge Works; replaced in 1918 with a Warren Deck Truss structure.
- - Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
- 3-span, pinned Pratt through truss (Wrought and cast iron)
- Also called
- Old Johnson Street Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.69317, -85.96611 (decimal degrees)
41°41'35" N, 85°57'58" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/586034/4616226 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 84686 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 31, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed the name in sake of historic accuracy.
- January 30, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
- March 17, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added categories "One-lane traffic", "Pin-connected", "Wrought Iron", "Wooden deck", "Cast iron"
- Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
- Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com