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Carroll Street Bridge


Side view

These photos were taken April 1995 by Camille B. Fife for the Historic American Engineering Record

BH Photo #103008



Lost two-span through truss bridge over Wabash River on Smith Street in Wabash
Wabash, Wabash County, Indiana
No longer exists
Built 1889 by the Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works; rehabilitated 1982
- Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Two pin-connected, 9-panel Pratt through trusses
Length of largest span: 130.9 ft.
Total length: 262.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.0 ft.
Also called
Wabash County Bridge No. 509
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.79028, -85.82778   (decimal degrees)
40°47'25" N, 85°49'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/598898/4516137 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 8500655 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17158 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 99.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • October 16, 2010: New photo from James Norwood
  • February 14, 2010: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Alternate name and HAER data


  • HAER IN-87 - Wabash County Bridge No. 509, Spanning Wabash River at Carroll & Smith Streets, Wabash, Wabash County, IN
  • Rev. Charlene Gaspar
  • Robert Stephenson - seinfeld99 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • James Norwood


Carroll Street Bridge
Posted November 8, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah... I remember about 1999 talking to an official up there about why this bridge wasn't being saved. A town with the rich history of Wabash, you would think it a no-brainer... It wasn't!

Well... Let me rescind that... It WAS a no-brainer by the officials who voted to demolish it!

Carroll Street Bridge
Posted November 7, 2016, by Luke

2000 according to the NBI

Carroll Street Bridge
Posted November 7, 2016, by Rich

Does anyone know what year this bridge got torn down?

Carroll Street Bridge
Posted January 11, 2007, by rick

This bridge is definitely gone. I saw it get torn down and I've driven over the new one.

Carroll Street Bridge
Posted December 12, 2006, by Anonymous

I believe this bridge has been replaced. Using a satellite image to view this area clearly shows a newer concrete structure in its place. Iím afraid another piece of history bites the dust.

Carroll Street Bridge
Posted December 11, 2006, by Anonymous

Does this bridge even still exist?

Carroll Street Bridge
Posted December 11, 2006, by Anonymous

Does this bridge even still exist?