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Broadway Street Steel Bridge

Photo 

Pre 1923 photo

BH Photo #450600

Description 

Replaced the iron bridge destroyed in the 1913 flood.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wabash River on Broadway Street (SR 19)
Location
Peru, Miami County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1913
Builder
- Joliet Bridge & Iron Co. of Joliet, Illinois (Possible Fabricator)
Design
(3)7-panel, riveted Pratt through trusses
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.75028, -86.06638   (decimal degrees)
40°45'01" N, 86°03'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/578814/4511455 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85635 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1913 (910)
Built during 1910s (10,013)
Indiana (5,110)
Joliet Bridge & Iron Co. (42)
Lost (29,056)
Lost 1984 (128)
Lost during 1980s (1,546)
Miami County, Indiana (78)
Peru, Indiana (14)
Pratt through truss (6,127)
Pratt truss (10,403)
Replaced by new bridge (19,752)
Through truss (17,190)
Truss (35,939)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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Comments 

Broadway Street Steel Bridge
Posted June 30, 2020, by SCOTT Ash (sash5282 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thank you ! My mom found it and gave it to me for my birthday a while ago !

Broadway Street Steel Bridge
Posted June 29, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That's a cool pic Scott!

Broadway Street Steel Bridge
Posted June 29, 2020, by SCOTT Ash (sash5282 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

My grandfather John Childers took this picture from in front of the Riviera trailer park he owned back then,itís storage buildings now ! The interurban bridge abutment is still there close to where this was taken from !

Broadway Street Steel Bridge
Posted February 17, 2020, by Scott Ash (sash5282 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Here are some shots of the bridge I found

Broadway Street Steel Bridge
Posted October 21, 2019, by Jen Savage (reoracer [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just got a confirmation this bridge was taken down in 1984. I remember long lines of cars waiting for the C&O trains that went across the north end of this bridge....