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S-BRITE (Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Research Center) Bridge

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Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge sitting in a lot with a bunch of other chopped up bridge parts
Location
Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Status
In storage or disassembled
Design
Warren pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.40870, -86.95060   (decimal degrees)
40°24'31" N, 86°57'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/504191/4473121 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90657 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

In storage (179)
Indiana (4,863)
Lafayette, Indiana (15)
Owned by college (76)
Pony truss (16,036)
Tippecanoe County, Indiana (53)
Truss (32,321)
Warren pony truss (3,296)
Warren truss (6,440)

Update Log 

  • September 16, 2020: Added by James McCray

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S-BRITE (Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Research Center) Bridge
Posted September 21, 2020, by Roger Deschner (rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com)

Perhaps the one span of the old Nine Span Bridge, that's now in storage awaiting a buyer, will wind up here. Not all that far away.

S-BRITE (Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Research Center) Bridge
Posted September 18, 2020, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

If you want to see photos of the historic Indian Trail Bridge in its original location, please see full coverage here: https://historicbridges.org/bridges/browser/?bridgebrowser=t...

Full list of all bridge parts in storage is available here:

https://engineering.purdue.edu/CAI/SBRITE/Facilities/BCGalle...

Among the parts in storage here are parts of the collapsed I-35W Bridge.

S-BRITE (Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Research Center) Bridge
Posted September 17, 2020, by Don Morrison

Aka

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Trail_Road%E2%80%93Bell...

If you want to keep old bridges around, it's a good idea to have folks trained to maintain them, I guess.

here's the original location

https://bridgehunter.com/mi/st-clair/77200066000B010/

S-BRITE (Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Research Center) Bridge
Posted September 16, 2020, by Rick McOmber

James, You're right this is kind of the Groom Lake or boneyard of Indiana. Perhaps there are some secret Keystone or Phoenix columns made of titanium hidden in a storage building along with one of my favorite Indiana bridges (Salt Creek Bridge Old SR 158) that sadly disappeared.

S-BRITE (Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Research Center) Bridge
Posted September 16, 2020, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Hmmm...more or less an Area 51 for bridges.

Website shows a bunch of chopped up bridge parts for "research." Hopefully the one pony truss in whole form will be left that way.

Anyway an interesting (and creepy, if you love bridges) place and website:

https://engineering.purdue.edu/CAI/SBRITE/Facilities/BCG