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Whitewater River Suspension Bridge

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Whitewater River Suspension Bridge

Palladium-Item: September 2 1940

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BH Photo #443356

Description 

Location described as North of South 4th street and E street. Conflicting information on the build date and collapse date. The build date is between 1868-1874. The collapse date is between 1874-1877. There is also a discrepancy on the width of the deck; four and six feet have both been noted. I believe the earlier date is more accurate due to an 1873 article stating the bridge needed to be condemned.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Suspension bridge over Whitewater River
Location
Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
Status
Collapsed
History
Built 1868
Design
Suspension
Inventory number
BH 84395 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Collapsed (271)
Indiana (4,424)
Lost (20,717)
Owned by city (4,784)
Richmond, Indiana (30)
Suspension (637)
Wayne County, Indiana (122)

Update Log 

  • February 6, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • February 5, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com