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UTC - Wabash River Bridge

Photos 

Pcwperu01

Looking North at old Broadway bridge to right and IUT bridge to left during flood in 1930. C&O Railway depot seen in background. This IUT bridge replaced the one washed away in the great flood of 1913.

BH Photo #183713

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Baltimore through truss bridge over Wabash River on Formerly Indiana Rail Road Traction(nee Indiana Union Traction)
Location
Peru, Miami County, Indiana
Status
Removed
History
Built 1905; Removed in the 1930s
Railroads
- Indiana Railroad (IR)
- Interurban
- Union Traction Company of Indiana (UTC)
Design
Baltimore through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 370.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74996, -86.06673   (decimal degrees)
40°44'60" N, 86°04'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/578785/4511420 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bunker Hill
Inventory number
BH 45003 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2022: Updated by Luke: Removed category "Indiana Rail Road (1986)"; Replaced with correct interurban category "Indiana Railroad"
  • February 17, 2020: New photos from Luke
  • August 4, 2017: Updated by Luke: Corrected bridge type + added interurban info.
  • October 27, 2010: New photo from James Norwood
  • April 23, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Comments 

UTC - Wabash River Bridge
Posted January 15, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Hey Luke,

I see you already corrected the design type a few years back so maybe I'm wrong, but isn't this a Baltimore truss?

UTC - Wabash River Bridge
Posted February 28, 2020, by Jen Savage (reoracer [at] gmail [dot] com)

Those are great photos, Scott! I remember the concrete still being there when I was younger, but have never seen photos of the actual bridge.

UTC - Wabash River Bridge
Posted February 17, 2020, by Scott Ash (sah5282 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Here are some great shots of Peruís interurban Wabash River bridge