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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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Description 

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

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Trail Creek on Washington Street/ Franklin Street
Location
Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge after the bridge collapsed into the River
History
The single leaf bridge collapsed into the Creek in 1910 and was replaced with a double leaf girder type bascule bridge
Builders
- Borg & Ericson of Chicago, Illinois
- George W. Jackson of Chicago, Illinois
Design
Through 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 

  • 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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