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Delaware Street Bridge

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The Northern abutment from below

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in November 2009

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Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over West Fork White River on Delaware Street
Location
Anderson, Madison County, Indiana
Status
No longer exists
History
Built in 1904 by the Indiana Bridge Company
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
Pinned Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 216.0 ft.
Total length: 636.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.5 ft.
Also called
Bridge #503
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.11809, -85.68190   (decimal degrees)
40°07'05" N, 85°40'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/612320/4441696 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Anderson South
Inventory number
BH 43823 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder, date, and truss type
  • December 31, 2009: Added by Joshua Collins

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Delaware Street Bridge
Posted August 21, 2012, by Elaine Williams (edw927 [at] comcast [dot] net)

Response to question about whatever happened to this bridge, it was eventually taken down. As well as I can remember from that long ago the sequence of events leading to that is that a friend of mine's brother was killed on that bridge one winter when his car slid on the ice and plunged into the river. The bridge was closed after that, by blocking off one end of it so people couldn't use it. There were then some incidents where the blocked off bridge was used by someone as an isolated spot to take a woman and rape her. Eventually the bridge was just demolished.

Delaware Street Bridge
Posted April 26, 2011, by Everett Allen (bcatdahood [at] cox [dot] net)

What happened to this bridge. Was it taken down or washed away in a flood? Thanks for any info.