Rating:
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Chinworth Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2009

Enlarge

BH Photo #139207

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Tippecanoe River near junction of old US30 and CR350W
Location
Kosciusko County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrian use
History
Built in 1897 by the Bellefontaine Bridge & Iron Co.; closed to traffic in 1975
Builder
- Bellefontaine Bridge & Iron Co. of Bellefontaine, Ohio
Design
8-panel Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 140.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 2, 1997
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.24699, -85.91075   (decimal degrees)
41°14'49" N, 85°54'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/591265/4566747 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Burket
Inventory numbers
NRHP 96001546 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 36807 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 2, 2017: New Street View added by J.P.
  • August 24, 2016: New photos from Steve Conro
  • January 30, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • April 26, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • July 5, 2008: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Steve Conro - sconro [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Chinworth Bridge
Posted August 22, 2011, by Harold Scudder (hlscudder [at] cablespeed [dot] com)

Drove down yesterday to see and photograph this bridge and left rather disappointed, not with the bridge, but the fact that we could not take very many pictures of it because of the growth around it, The only pictures were portal shots. Will try again in the winter or perhaps someone will let me know if they have done some trimming.

Chinworth Bridge
Posted January 30, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

Interesting that the historic marker says that US 30 bypassed this bridge in 1924 -- there was no US 30 until 1926/7.