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Brown Street Bridge

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Brown Street Bridge

Journal and Courier: June 11 1958

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BH Photo #444018

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Description 

Built in 1903 to replace a covered bridge destroyed by fire. Damaged by flooding in 1913. Rebuilt in 1913. Closed in 1973. Demolished in 1974.

Parker through truss built in 1913 by the Attica Bridge Company Abutments appear to have been reused from the 1840's covered bridge with concrete caps added to raise the height.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker/Pratt through truss bridge over Wabash River on Brown Street
Location
West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built 1903. Closed 1973. Demolished 1974.
Builder
- Attica Bridge Co. of Attica, Indiana (1913 Parker truss)
Design
8-panel Parker through truss
(3)7-panel Pratt through trusses
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.42194, -86.89694   (decimal degrees)
40°25'19" N, 86°53'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/508742/4474595 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84530 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 25, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • February 24, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added stuff
  • February 24, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

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

Comments 

Brown Street Bridge
Posted February 24, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

As always, Thanks Tony. I quite enjoyed this one.