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Twin Bridge

Photos 

Twin Bridges, Bluffton, Indiana

Looking North

View this photo at images.indianahistory.org

BH Photo #177784

Map 

Description 

This bridge had the decorations of an Indianapolis Bridge Company span. The firm was in operation only from 1883-1885 but built around 150 bridges in that short time.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Wabash River on Main Street in Bluffton
Location
Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca. 1884, replaced in 1934
Builder
- Indianapolis Bridge Co.
Design
Pin-connected, 14 panel Whipple truss
Also called
Main Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74214, -85.17137   (decimal degrees)
40°44'32" N, 85°10'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/654392/4511741 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bluffton
Inventory number
BH 46207 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 19, 2010: New photos from James Norwood
  • September 18, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder for road bridge
  • September 18, 2010: Added by James Norwood

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • James Norwood
  • Pictures of Arch Bridge - Many, Many, Many pictures of Bluffton here. Down towards bottom it has a few pictures of Arch bridge at this location and plans for pedestrian bridge at spot where interurban bridge once was.
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jacob P. Bernard