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Leo Covered Bridge

Photos 

93-Covered Bridge at Leo, Ind. Replaced

Pre 1923 postcard photo (Credited to a Mr. Pepe in 1902)

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BH Photo #491544

Description 

Featured some beautifully scalloped portals.

The Western Bridge Company would soon transition into the Western Bridge Works. They would manufacture exclusively iron bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over St Joseph River on Grabill Road
Location
Allen County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1878; Lost in the 1913 flood.
Builders
- Smith Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio (pony truss)
- Western Bridge Co. of Ft. Wayne, IN (covered thru truss)
Design
Howe through truss
4-panel, pinned Pratt pony truss approach.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.22297, -85.00860   (decimal degrees)
41°13'23" N, 85°00'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/666918/4565421 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84892 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2022: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and other stuff
  • May 10, 2021: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • February 24, 2021: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • February 23, 2021: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • April 2, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com