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Warfleigh Bridge

Photos 

White River Bridge

The Indianapolis Star: November 1 1953

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BH Photo #456707

Description 

Was removed sometime shortly after a near fatal accident in 1953 where a young boy fell through the flooring to the ground below. Was gone by the time aerial imagery was taken in 1956.

Possibly another Baltimore through truss built by Detroit B&I Works.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over West Fork White River on 64th Street
Location
Marion County, Indiana
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built ca. 1880's
Builder
- Detroit Bridge & Iron Works of Detroit, Michigan (Possible Fabricator)
Design
Baltimore through truss
Also called
White River-64th Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.87272, -86.15387   (decimal degrees)
39°52'22" N, 86°09'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/572359/4413973 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86753 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 25, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • September 25, 2019: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

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

Comments 

Warfleigh Bridge
Posted February 12, 2021, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Love the historic name

Warfleigh Bridge
Posted February 12, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thanks for adding this great information Tyler! I changed the name to reflect the more unique, historic title.

This appears to have been a Baltimore Truss from the late 1880's or early 1890's. If the cut stone abutments are original to this bridge then it most certainly pre-date 1900. Of course it is always possible that this span was built to replace an earlier one.

White River-64th Street Bridge
Posted February 10, 2021, by Tyson Domer (tdomer [at] gmail [dot] com)

More info and photos of this demolished bridge. I believe it was built in 1909.

https://www.class900indy.com/post/tracking-history-the-remai...

https://historicindianapolis.com/hi-mailbag-warfleigh/