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Broad Street Bridge

Photos 

Looking East

Historic photo

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BH Photo #354454

Map 

Description 

Featured sidewalks and a concrete deck which was rare for those days. Allowed walking access to the rolling mill and Harvey Park.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Big Blue River on SR38 (Broad Street)
Location
New Castle, Henry County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1908 by the Pan American Bridge Company of New Castle, replaced in 1958.
Builder
- Pan American Bridge Co. of New Castle, Indiana
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
6 panels with walkways
Dimensions
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Also called
Old SR38 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.93142, -85.38443   (decimal degrees)
39°55'53" N, 85°23'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/638045/4421395 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Castle West
Inventory number
BH 72454 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 3, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 6, 2016: Added by Tony Dillon

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