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Liberty Mills Rd-Aboite Creek Bridge

Photo 

Photo from 1968 newspaper article

Photo courtesy of the Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel

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BH Photo #476680

Map 

Description 

Featured a later design of the Smith Bridge Company that featured verticals with solid panels. Also had finials common to that firm. Likely built in the latter half of the 1880's.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Half-hip Pratt pony truss bridge over Aboite Creek on Liberty Mills Road
Location
Allen County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Replaced 1968
Builder
- Smith Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Design
5-panel, pinned Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.03374, -85.31925   (decimal degrees)
41°02'01" N, 85°19'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/641284/4543863 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90003 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Allen County, Indiana (103)
Half-hip Pratt pony truss (506)
Indiana (4,944)
Lost (25,235)
Lost 1968 (88)
Lost during 1960s (775)
Owned by county (20,929)
Pony truss (16,304)
Pratt pony truss (3,669)
Pratt truss (9,390)
Replaced by new bridge (16,983)
Smith Bridge Co. (86)
Truss (33,117)

Update Log 

  • July 20, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon

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