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Van Loon Bridge

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Photo From Vol. 73 Engineering News

License: Released into public domain

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BH Photo #416839

Description 

This bridge appeared in Engineering News, Vol. 73, 1915 and was noted as a bridge built from scrap metal in Van Loon, Indiana. This location is a guess, as it is the general area shown when searching for Van Loon, Indiana in Google Maps.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pony truss bridge over Little Calumet River
Location
Lake County, Indiana
Status
Demolished
Design
Pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.56394, -87.41307   (decimal degrees)
41°33'50" N, 87°24'47" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/465557/4601445 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Highland
Land survey
T. 36 N., R. 9 W., Sec. 23
Inventory number
BH 80233 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Indiana (5,141)
Lake County, Indiana (89)
Lost (29,910)
Othmar H. Ammann Award Nominee (43)
Pony truss (17,219)
Truss (36,684)

Update Log 

  • December 13, 2018: Updated by Dana and Kay Klein: Added category "Othmar H. Ammann Nominee"
  • January 23, 2018: Added by Nathan Holth

Comments 

Van Loon Bridge
Posted January 24, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I feel that's as good a guess as anyone else could make Nathan... You are in the right vicinity of this lost town.

This is a true Mongrel if I've ever seen one! Looks like it may have been several spans judging on the width of the stream. Likely gone for a very long time.

Van Loon Bridge
Posted January 23, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Feel free to correct the location of this bridge. I am just guessing.