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Doran Bridge

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Doran Bridge

Morrisson Reeves Library

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BH Photo #228436

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Description 

Named for the engineer who designed it, this beautiful wrought iron arch spanned the Whitewater gorge for 65 years before succumbing to progress. It was replaced by the Twentieth Century Bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Wrought iron arch bridge over East Fork Whitewater River on Richmond Ave
Location
Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built in 1885 and designed by city engineer Frank Doran, bridge was closed in 1948 and dismantled in 1950.
Builders
- Frank Doran (Designer)
- Morse Bridge Co. of Youngstown, Ohio
Design
Wrought iron arch
Dimensions
Total length: 516.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.83388, -84.89785   (decimal degrees)
39°50'02" N, 84°53'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/679880/4411434 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 51857 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added builder
  • March 24, 2012: Added by Tony Dillon

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