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Washington Street Bridge

Photos 

Historic photo

BH Photo #159617

Map 

Description 

This little bridge crossed the Iroquois River on Washington Street in Rensselaer where the current US231 Bridge is today. Any other information about this long lost bridge would be welcomed.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Iroquois River on Washington Street
Location
Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca. 1880 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company; replaced in 1941
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
7-panel, Pinned Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.93501, -87.15387   (decimal degrees)
40°56'06" N, 87°09'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/487046/4531553 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rensselaer
Inventory number
BH 44647 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added replacement date
  • November 5, 2018: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • February 16, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 28, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

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