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Emrichsville Bridge

Photos 

Published prior to 1923

View this photo at books.google.com

BH Photo #419161

Map 

Description 

This is a real head-scratcher. I've never been able to find a viable answer as to why this most unique structure was destroyed. It adorned numerous different postcards from the day it was built. It was unceremoniously removed and not replaced.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over White River on Crawfordsville Road
Location
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1906; removed 1949
Builder
- Central States Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Total length: 300.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.78655, -86.19534   (decimal degrees)
39°47'12" N, 86°11'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/568899/4404376 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 80693 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2020: New photos from Tony Dillon
  • June 8, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 9, 2018: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com