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Main Street Bridge

Photo 

Published prior to 1923

BH Photo #403405

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wabash River on Main Street and Fort Wayne & Wabash Valley Traction Co.
Location
Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1890, Additional trusses for the Fort Wayne & Wabash Valley Traction Co. added in 1895.; Lost 1913
Builder
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Railroads
- Fort Wayne & Wabash Valley Traction Co. (FtW&WV)
- Fort Wayne, Logansport, Lafayette & Lima Traction Co. (FtWLL&L)
- Lafayette Street Railway
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.41846, -86.89872   (decimal degrees)
40°25'06" N, 86°53'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/508591/4474209 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lafayette West
Inventory number
BH 65849 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 23, 2017: New photo from Dave King

Sources 

Comments 

Main Street Bridge
Posted April 14, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Actually Nick, the article has an incorrect date. The much documented 1890 date is indeed correct.

Main Street Bridge
Posted April 13, 2015, by Nick (nickjbudion [at] yahoo [dot] com)

http://www.jconline.com/story/news/history/2014/09/17/pedest...

You have the incorrect date for when the Main Street bridge was built.