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Lost Bridge

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Description 

Built in 1914, this bridge cost more than was budgeted and the county was unable to build the road to the bridge. World War I and a series of failed contractors left the bridge without a road until 1932 when the state built highway 105 using it. During the time between 1914 and 1932 it became known as the Lost Bridge and the name stuck. Today the state recreation area south of it's site is known by that name. The Salamonie Reservoir was going to flood the old bridge and it was removed to allow the construction of the current UCEB that is high enough to cross the reservoir at the same site in 1964.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Salamonie River on State Road 105
Location
Huntington County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1914 by Rochester Bridge Company, opened in 1932, replaced 1964
Builders
- Huntington County commissioners
- Rochester Bridge Co. of Rochester, Indiana
Design
Through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Also called
SR-105 Salamonie River Bridge
George W.Young Highway Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.77223, -85.62138   (decimal degrees)
40°46'20" N, 85°37'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/616344/4514387 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Andrews
Inventory number
BH 45959 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 23, 2010: Added by Ed Hollowell

Sources 

  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Lost Bridge, Neil A. Case - Article "Outdoor Indiana" Magazine March-April 1992.