Monterey Tippecanoe River Bridge
Photo taken by Satolli Glassmeyer
BH Photo #110130
Replaced a WIBCo. Pratt through truss built in 1879.
A possible factor in this bridge being preserved was the identification of a colony of endangered Clubshell Mussels found in the river below. The bypass bridge had to be built with only one span to avoid interfering with their habitat.
- Pony truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on CR 625 East in Monterey
- Monterey, Pulaski County, Indiana
- Open to pedestrians only, New UCEB built on East side of this structure.
- Future prospects
- To be bypassed with a new bridge in 2013. According to project plans this bridge will apparently be left standing next to its replacement and is to be used for pedestrians.
- Built 1948
- - Boyd E. Phelps Co. of Michigan City, Indiana
- Ruckman-Hansen, Inc. of Fort Wayne, Indiana
- Riveted polygonal Warren pony truss
Length of largest span: 124.0 ft.
Total length: 132.8 ft.
Deck width: 19.7 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Also called
- Clubshell Mussel Bridge (Whimsical name)
Pulaski Bridge #291
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.15861, -86.48194 (decimal degrees)
41°09'31" N, 86°28'55" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/543464/4556493 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
- Inventory numbers
- INNBI 6600152 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16900 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of September 2012)
- Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 36.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- June 28, 2020: New photos from Jen Savage
- September 15, 2014: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added Builders per Dr. James Cooper Database
- September 15, 2014: Updated by James Norwood: updated status
- September 27, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Bridge is to be bypassed.