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Maryland Street Bridge (1903)

Photos 

Maryland Street Bridge

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

BH Photo #469508

Map 

Description 

An 1880's wrought iron Pratt truss was replaced with a heavier steel Pratt truss. The cut stone foundation was capped with concrete and reused.That foundation was also apparently reused on the 1984 stringer span that has recently been replaced.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Pigeon Creek on Maryland Street
Location
Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1903; Replaced 1984
Design
9-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Also called
Pigeon Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.98555, -87.59052   (decimal degrees)
37°59'08" N, 87°35'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/448143/4204376 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88858 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1903 (566)
Built during 1900s (7,141)
Evansville, Indiana (15)
Indiana (4,880)
Lost (24,207)
Lost 1984 (110)
Lost during 1980s (1,345)
Owned by county (20,597)
Pratt through truss (5,330)
Pratt truss (9,200)
Replaced by new bridge (16,158)
Through truss (14,893)
Truss (32,517)
Vanderburgh County, Indiana (46)

Update Log 

  • October 28, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Corrected date based on latest photo.
  • October 28, 2020: New photo from Grant DiDomizio
  • April 4, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • April 4, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

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