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Shoals Bridge (1880)

Photos 

Photo of a photo on the side of a building in Shoals

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in July 2010

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BH Photo #170277

Map 

Description 

This span was torn down in 1932 after a new highway was built.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over W Fk. White River on 4th Street/US 50/US 150
Location
Shoals, Martin County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built in 1880 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Co., replaced in 1932
Builders
- Smith & Greer (Contractors)
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio (Fabricators)
Design
Continuous Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Also called
4th Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.66753, -86.79251   (decimal degrees)
38°40'03" N, 86°47'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/518050/4279903 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shoals
Inventory number
BH 45699 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added and corrected information.
  • July 25, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

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