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Wikel Ditch CR 400W Bridge

Photo 

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Description 

Another one of Buckeye Bridge Works unique spans.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Wikel Ditch (Blaine Run) on County Road 400 West
Location
Jay County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1885
Builder
- Buckeye Bridge Works of Cleveland, Ohio (Likely Fabricator)
Design
2-panel, pinned and bolted Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 34.0 ft.
Total length: 34.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.5 ft.
Also called
Old County Bridge #133
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.41624, -85.05712   (decimal degrees)
40°24'58" N, 85°03'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/664836/4475770 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blaine
Inventory number
BH 77334 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (9,013)
Buckeye Bridge Works (19)
Built during 1880s (2,276)
Indiana (5,139)
Jay County, Indiana (44)
Lost (29,906)
Lost 1991 (330)
Lost during 1990s (4,172)
Pony truss (17,219)
Pratt pony truss (4,018)
Pratt truss (10,528)
Replaced by new bridge (20,341)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,351)
Total length 25-50 feet (11,613)
Truss (36,681)

Update Log 

  • May 23, 2017: Added by Tony Dillon

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