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Main Street Bridge

Photos 

Wabash River Bridge, Attica

Newer replacement arch bridge, but the Through Truss is seen to the left.

View this photo at brisray.com

BH Photo #183700

Map 

Description 

This was either a 6 or 7 span bridge, as both have been reported. In the 1980's 6 of these spans were accounted for in 5 different bridges in Fountain County, with 4 single span and 1 two span structures. 2 of the single span structures have since been replaced. The current remaining ones can be found at these links.....

http://bridgehunter.com/in/fountain/2300003/

http://bridgehunter.com/in/fountain/2300113/

http://bridgehunter.com/in/fountain/2300103/

The plaque design and thin shaped finials are similar to those used by the Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works on some of their bridges.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Wabash River on Main Street at Attica
Location
Attica, Warren County, Indiana, and Fountain County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge with spans being relocated to various locations in Fountain County.
History
Built 1886, replaced in 1924
Builder
- Milwaukee Bridge & Iron Works of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (likely fabricator)
Design
Pin-connected Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.29692, -87.25301   (decimal degrees)
40°17'49" N, 87°15'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/478496/4460743 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Williamsport
Inventory number
BH 46707 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Edited information and description
  • November 9, 2010: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • October 27, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Main Street Bridge
Posted May 14, 2015, by Colin J Parker

I was looking at the postcard, pictured above. It does indeed look like the rail road bridge. You can see, what looks like the road bridge BEHIND the rail road bridge?

Main Street Bridge
Posted August 10, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The 2nd and 3rd photos are not of this bridge but likely of the nearby railroad bridge. The spans of the Main Street Bridge all had 8 panels, where these have only 5.