Builder plaques from original bridge.
Photo taken by Tom Hall in May 2010
I grew up near this bridge and as teen spent a lot of time riding dirt bikes in the old Wabash & Erie canal that runs along the river at the south end of the bridge. I was always fond of the old bridge, but that was before I became interested in historic bridges so I never gave it a lot of thought, it was just a way to get from one side of the river to the other.
By the time it was replaced (1983) I was newly married and living some distance away so I never got a chance to visit the old bridge before it was gone.
I now wish I had paid more attention to it and taken at least at a couple of photos because so far I have found very little information concerning it.
If anyone has any information, photos or memories of this bridge please contact me.