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Matthews Iron Bridge

Photos 

Courtesy of Old Bridges Facebook Group.

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BH Photo #465971

Map 

Description 

Referred to as the Matthews Iron Bridge (even though it was steel) to differentiate it from the covered bridge downstream.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Mississinewa River on Massachusetts Avenue (Old SR 221)
Location
Grant County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1902 by the Indiana Bridge Company; Replaced 1975
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
8-panel, riveted Pennsylvania through truss
Also called
Massachusetts Avenue Bridge
Mississinewa River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.39435, -85.49367   (decimal degrees)
40°23'40" N, 85°29'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/627839/4472616 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88204 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2020: New photos from Tony Dillon

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