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Kankakee River-CR 250W Bridge

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Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Description 

A very late (1924) Pin-connected span, it was also the longest Parker truss in Indiana at the time of it's demise (1987).

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Kankakee River on County Roads 250/400 West
Location
Porter County, Indiana, and Jasper County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1924
Builders
- James Price of Hebron (Contractor)
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana (Fabricator)
Design
11-panel, pinned Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 229.0 ft.
Total length: 231.0 ft.
Deck width: 17.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Old Jasper County Bridge #307
Old Porter County Bridge #67
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.28541, -87.11918   (decimal degrees)
41°17'07" N, 87°07'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/490020/4570448 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 77620 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2017: Added by Tony Dillon

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