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Crawford Street Bridge

Photos 

Postcard

Circa 1908

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BH Photo #188274

Description 

The predecessor of the 1949 truss bridge on US 36.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Wabash River on Crawford Street at Montezuma
Location
Montezuma, Parke County, Indiana, and Vermillion County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1892, partially collapsed and repaired in 1941, bypassed in 1949, removed in 1951.
Design
Pinned Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 195.0 ft.
Also called
Montezuma Wagon Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.79251, -87.37489   (decimal degrees)
39°47'33" N, 87°22'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/467902/4404795 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Montezuma
Inventory number
BH 47069 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 15, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added span length
  • February 3, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • November 24, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • November 22, 2010: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Paul Plassman

Comments 

Montezuma Wagon Bridge
Posted November 30, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

US 36 was moved slightly south when the new bridge was built. The old roadway still exists, though, and leads right up to where this bridge used to be.