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Franklin Street Bridge (Old)

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Franklin Bridge (Old)

Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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BH Photo #293461

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Street View 

Description 

This bridge is a Brog type designed by Fredrick Brog and works with John E. Ericson.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren pony truss bascule bridge over Trail Creek on Washington Street/ Franklin Street
Location
Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed after being hit by the SS United States.
History
The single leaf bridge collapsed into the Creek in 1910 after being struck and was replaced with a double leaf girder type bascule bridge
Builders
- Borg & Ericson of Chicago, Illinois
- George W. Jackson of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Warren pony truss bascule
Also called
Washington Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.72240, -86.90413   (decimal degrees)
41°43'21" N, 86°54'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/507974/4618960 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Michigan City West
Inventory number
BH 62905 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 3, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • June 3, 2020: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • June 3, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • February 23, 2019: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • March 21, 2018: New photo from David Shedlock
  • January 13, 2017: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • December 20, 2014: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • September 5, 2014: New Street View added by Douglas Butler

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Comments 

Franklin Street Bridge (Old)
Posted June 3, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Mike ! Tony had me searching tonight!

Franklin Street Bridge (Old)
Posted June 3, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

We work well together Doug !

Franklin Street Bridge (Old)
Posted June 3, 2020, by Douglas Butler

And so is my drawings

Franklin Street Bridge (Old)
Posted June 3, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

These are some cool pix, Tony & Melissa!