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Red Bridge (1897)

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Red Bridge

The Kokomo Tribune: June 14 1964

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BH Photo #486659

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Description 

A very long Whipple truss... but not the longest in the world as it was claimed to be.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Mississinewa River on Mill Creek Pike (CR-550W)
Location
Wabash County, Indiana
Status
Pulled off it's foundation and now lies at the bottom of the reservoir.
History
Built 1897; Destroyed 1965
Builder
- Wabash Bridge & Iron Works of Wabash, Indiana
Design
Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 212.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.68835, -85.89818   (decimal degrees)
40°41'18" N, 85°53'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/593100/4504745 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91371 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 7, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added categories "Inundated", "Mississinewa River", "One-lane traffic", "Pin-connected"
  • December 7, 2020: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch

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Sources 

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

Comments 

Red Bridge (1897)
Posted December 7, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Oh I'd be Terrified to be in murky water. There's something fascinating about it being hidden in the depths.

Red Bridge (1897)
Posted December 7, 2020, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

You may have the makings of a SCUBA diver lurking inside.

Red Bridge (1897)
Posted December 7, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Idk why but I love an inundated bridge