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Broadway Bridge



BH Photo #154312



Lost Through truss bridge over Wabash River on S. Broadway (IN19) in Peru
Peru, Miami County, Indiana
Replaced by new bridge
3-span continuous Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.75028, -86.06640   (decimal degrees)
40°45'01" N, 86°03'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/578813/4511455 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 44024 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Indiana (4,220)
Lost (19,346)
Miami County, Indiana (68)
Peru, Indiana (13)
Pratt through truss (4,659)
Pratt truss (8,134)
Replaced by new bridge (12,808)
Through truss (13,070)
Truss (29,780)
Wabash River (96)

Update Log 

  • August 4, 2017: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • October 27, 2010: New photo from James Norwood
  • April 27, 2010: New photos from James Norwood
  • February 21, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: added truss type
  • February 5, 2010: Added by Joshua Collins


  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • James Norwood


Broadway Bridge
Posted February 2, 2012, by David Enyart (doenyart [at] aol [dot] com)

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.

Broadway Bridge
Posted April 23, 2010, by James Norwood

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.