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Delaware Street Bridge


The Northern abutment from below

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in November 2009


BH Photo #151269



Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over West Fork White River on Delaware Street
Anderson, Madison County, Indiana
No longer exists
Built in 1904 by the Indiana Bridge Company
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Pinned Pennsylvania through truss
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 

  • January 29, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • February 22, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder, date, and truss type
  • December 31, 2009: Added by Joshua Collins


  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com


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.