There have been four Broadway Bridges in Peru Indiana. A wooden bridge was replaced by a steel truss bridge about 1890. That bridge was destroyed by the 1913 flood and replaced with a three section steel truss bridge. The concrete arch bridge replaced the second steel bridge within the last 20 years or so.
This location previously had a covered toll bridge also. Later a Concrete arch bridge was constructed after this through truss was destroyed in the 1913 flood. It too has been replaced within the last few years by a UCEB. Of interest is that the former Indiana Union Traction interurban had a bridge that angled away from the North side of this bridge and went Southwesterly across the river. Today no traces remain of that bridge.