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US 52 Sagamore Parkway Eastbound Wabash River Bridge

Photos 

http://www.wabashriver.us/access_points/davis_ferry_park/

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BH Photo #141104

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Deck truss bridge over Wabash River and State Road 43 on Eastbound US 52 in Lafayette
Location
Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1936; rehabilitated 1984
Design
Warren deck truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 149.9 ft.
Total length: 982.7 ft.
Deck width: 32.8 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Indiana State Highway Bridge #52-79-1784DEBL
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.45139, -86.89417   (decimal degrees)
40°27'05" N, 86°53'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/508974/4477864 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lafayette West
Inventory numbers
INNBI 019010 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17112 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2014)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 46.5 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
14,150

Update Log 

  • July 12, 2016: Updated by Jeff Wieland: Bridge was demoilished today.
  • October 10, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • June 5, 2009: New photo from James Norwood

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • Chris Light - CJKADJ [at] juno [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jeff Wieland

Comments 

US 52 Sagamore Parkway Eastbound Wabash River Bridge
Posted July 12, 2016, by Jeff Wieland

The eastbound bridge was demolished today.

US 52 Sagamore Parkway Eastbound Wabash River Bridge
Posted June 19, 2010, by Kathy

Crossing this bridge (westbound) always makes me feel like I'm home! Grew up in the area and went to Purdue. I love it.

Wabash River Bridge
Posted August 24, 2008, by Jeff Wieland (jjwieland [at] gmail [dot] com)

The east bound bridge, which dates to the 1930's, is now scheduled for replacement in 2016. There seems to some sort of paranoia about the resemblance between this bridge and the I-35W bridge in Minnesota.

Wabash River Bridge
Posted October 11, 2007, by Chris Light (cjkadj [at] juno [dot] com)

Now a paired bridge over the Wabash River, US 52 (Sagamore Parkway) crosses from the west bluffs to the built up roadway on the east flood plain.

East bound bridge GPS: 40.451515,-86.894093

West bound bridge GPS: 40.451707,-86.894077

1 both bridges (south-right) is the eastbound bridge

2 deck truss abutments on the west bluff

3 trusses setting on the piers

4 truss span

5 under the deck

6 truss spans on the east shore

Webmaster's note: The photos that were here have been incorporated into the main site.