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Old Main Street Bridge

Photos 

Postcard

The approach and abutment of the Old National Road covered bridge can be seen to the right.

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BH Photo #338220

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over East Fork Whitewater River on Main Street in Richmond
Location
Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1897, replaced in 1917
Design
Main span: Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt deck truss
Four pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt deck truss spans
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.82910, -84.90179   (decimal degrees)
39°49'45" N, 84°54'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/679555/4410895 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 69394 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,828)
4-panel truss (266)
8-panel truss (363)
Built 1897 (235)
Built during 1890s (2,720)
Deck truss (1,594)
Indiana (4,611)
Lost (21,684)
Lost 1917 (35)
Lost during 1910s (424)
Pin-connected (3,677)
Pratt deck truss (329)
Pratt truss (8,630)
Replaced by new bridge (14,377)
Richmond, Indiana (32)
Truss (31,048)
Wayne County, Indiana (129)

Update Log 

  • February 18, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 25, 2016: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • September 26, 2015: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

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Sources 

  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com