Rating:
3 votes

Wasson's Ford Bridge

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken July 2006 by Tom Hall

BH Photo #102956

Map 

Description 

It appears likely that the Wrought Iron Bridge Company built this as a 2 span bridge around 1890. Sometime around 1910 the Northern span was probably damaged or lost to flooding and was replaced by the Warren truss.

Facts 

Overview
Two-span through truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on Road 75 East, south of Winamac
Location
Pulaski County, Indiana
Status
Closed to all traffic with most of deck gone
History
Built ca. 1890
Builders
- Winamac Bridge Co. (Possible fabricator-North span)
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio (South span)
Design
Mixed trusses consist of a Pratt through truss and a Warren through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 127.9 ft.
Total length: 259.7 ft.
Deck width: 14.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Woodruff Bridge
County Bridge #196
75E Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.02390, -86.58672   (decimal degrees)
41°01'26" N, 86°35'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/534745/4541492 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Winamac
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6600106 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16899 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2006)
Substructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 17.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
1

Update Log 

  • March 18, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • February 26, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder and description.
  • September 15, 2006: Posted corrected photo from Tom Hall

Sources 

  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com