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Wildcat Creek Bridge

Photo 

Wildcat Creek Bridge

Journal and Courier: September 29 1964

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BH Photo #443376

Map 

Description 

This bridge was a popular design of the Lafayette Bridge Company in the early 1890's and featured "Sunburst" portal bracing. Only a couple of that type still remain.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt Through truss bridge over North Fork of Wildcat Creek on County Line Road
Location
Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and Carroll County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1891 by the Lafayette Bridge Company; Replaced in 1980.
Builder
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Design
9-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 187.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.46194, -86.69444   (decimal degrees)
40°27'43" N, 86°41'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/525905/4479074 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84407 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and more stuff.
  • February 8, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

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

Comments 

Wildcat Creek Bridge
Posted February 8, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Tony !