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Walnut Road-Potato Creek Bridge

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Potato Creek Bridge

The South Bend Tribune: March 21 1970

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BH Photo #469013

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Description 

10-Ton limit bridge + 50 Ton load = A stupidity disaster.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Potato Creek (Br. of Kankakee River) on Walnut Road
Location
St. Joseph County, Indiana
Status
Collapsed by an overweight truck
Design
Pinned Pratt Bedstead pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.52417, -86.47700   (decimal degrees)
41°31'27" N, 86°28'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/543635/4597079 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88773 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bedstead Pratt pony truss (353)
Bedstead truss (530)
Collapsed (373)
Indiana (4,876)
Lost (24,050)
Lost 1970 (71)
Lost during 1970s (743)
Owned by county (20,531)
Pony truss (16,060)
Pratt pony truss (3,595)
Pratt truss (9,164)
St. Joseph County, Indiana (33)
Truss (32,401)

Update Log 

  • March 29, 2020: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • March 29, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com