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Buffalo Bridges

Photos 

Historical photo

BH Photo #158184

Map 

Description 

In the town of Buffalo there is an island in the middle of the Tippecanoe River. In 1882 the Columbia Bridge Works built this pair of through truss bridges to cross from each side to the island. I would love to find out more details of the twin spans.

Facts 

Overview
Lost pair of Whipple through truss bridges over Tippecanoe River on SR16
Location
Buffalo, White County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Pair of wrought iron through truss bridge built by the Columbia Bridge Works,
Builder
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
Design
First bridge appears to be a Whipple truss.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.88408, -86.74684   (decimal degrees)
40°53'03" N, 86°44'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/521328/4525919 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Buffalo
Inventory number
BH 44466 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • April 2, 2010: Updated by James Norwood: Added removal date
  • March 16, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • James Norwood