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Michigan Street Bridge

Photos 

Wildcat Creek bridge north of Burlington

http://jimgrey.wordpress.com/2008/08/21/old-michigan-road-photos/

View this photo at jimgrey.wordpress.com

BH Photo #163695

Map 

Description 

Original covered bridge at this location, itself removed in 1919 and later replaced with this concrete arch.

Facts 

Overview
Lost concrete arch bridge over Wildcat Creek on Michigan Street
Location
Burlington, Carroll County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1923, replaced in 1960
Builders
- Daniel B. Luten (Designer)
- Indiana Highway Commission
Design
Luten concrete arch
Also called
Historic "Michigan Road" Wildcat Creek Bridge
Michigan Street Bridge
Indiana 29 Wildcat Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.48680, -86.39488   (decimal degrees)
40°29'12" N, 86°23'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/551284/4481965 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Burlington
Inventory number
BH 45048 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 1, 2010: New photos from James Norwood
  • April 25, 2010: Added by James Norwood

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Sources 

  • James Norwood

Comments 

Indiana 29 Wildcat Creek Bridge
Posted June 2, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks for the links to my blog. I got those photos from a book the town of Burlington published for its 150th anniversary back in the 1970s. The book also shows a photo of a woman posing in front of the old covered bridge, near a sign that said "Danger - At Own Risk" -- apparently, the covered bridge was in sad, sorry shape when it was replaced.

I have read that the formwork for the concrete arch bridge was washed away in a flood and had to be redone, and it left the Michigan Road closed for four years at this location. It kind of boggles the mind.