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US27 Meridian Street Bridge


Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in December 2008


BH Photo #130723


Street View 


Arch bridge over Salamonie River on US 27 in Portland
Portland, Jay County, Indiana
Open to traffic
Built 1914; rehabilitated 1997
- I.E. Smith
Concrete Rainbow Arch
Length of largest span: 109.9 ft.
Total length: 119.7 ft.
Deck width: 29.2 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.43083, -84.97778   (decimal degrees)
40°25'51" N, 84°58'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/671532/4477540 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 007350 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16371 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2015)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 72.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • November 14, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added street view
  • January 28, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Added Builder and category
  • July 25, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: common name
  • July 24, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • December 21, 2008: New photos from Anthony Dillon


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER IN-93 - Meridian Street Bridge, Spanning Salamonie River at State Road 27, Portland, Jay County, IN
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Meridian Street Bridge
Posted September 17, 2012, by jayhawk

The HEAR photos were taken in 1996 before the restoration in 1997, so the railing looks like an exact copy of the original.

This was a beautiful rehabilitation - it looks brand new!

Meridian Street Bridge
Posted February 28, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

At least these changes appear to have been in-kind. I don't know what the original railings looked like, but the current ones do look like they belong there.

Meridian Street Bridge
Posted February 28, 2012, by Nathan Holth

According to rehab plans the only thing original on the whole bridge is the arch ribs. Hangers, floorbeams, railing, etc have all been replaced.