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East LaPorte Street Footbridge

Photos 

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

SHAARD photo

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BH Photo #191262

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The 100' structure consists of two approximately 20' high verticals fabricated from pairs of laced angles embedded in caissons. Angles set inward at 45 degrees to the tower-verticals are bolted from the tower top to the lower chord; they are counterbalanced by pinned, adjustable cylindrical eyebars also set at 45 degrees and which extend outward to where the lower chord and the concrete abutments meet; and thus the whole consists of two cantilevered kingpost spans joined through an extension of their I-beam lower chords. The inner panel of the longest kingpost has been subdivided to make the top chord more rigid. Designers added a diagonal from the bottom of the pier-tower to the middle of the top chord and an adjoining vertical of a pair of angles. The lower chord supports a 6' timber deck.

Description from SHAARD

Facts 

Overview
Footbridge over Yellow River on E. LaPorte Street (Pedestrian)
Location
Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built in 1898 by the Rochester Bridge Company
Builder
- Rochester Bridge Co. of Rochester, Indiana
Design
SHAARD refers to this as a Kingpost, but it appears to have a cantilever element to it as well.
Dimensions
Total length: 100.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.34022, -86.30440   (decimal degrees)
41°20'25" N, 86°18'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/558199/4576759 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Plymouth
Inventory number
BH 47469 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 10, 2016: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • October 10, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • December 30, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • J.R. Manning - thekitchenguy [at] sbcglobal [dot] net