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Bicycle Bridge


Barrel view

Photo provided by Carroll County Historical Museum


BH Photo #164078


Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Wabash River on Bicycle Bridge Road
Delphi, Carroll County, Indiana
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1893 by the Lafayette Bridge Co., replaced in 1982
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
(3)10-panel, pinned Whipple through trusses
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.58019, -86.69257   (decimal degrees)
40°34'49" N, 86°41'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/526019/4492201 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 45137 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (9,384)
Built 1893 (255)
Built during 1890s (3,360)
Carroll County, Indiana (105)
Delphi, Indiana (27)
Indiana (5,222)
Lafayette Bridge Co. (72)
Lost (31,071)
Lost 1982 (119)
Lost during 1980s (1,623)
Owned by county (21,906)
Replaced by new bridge (21,150)
Through truss (18,516)
Truss (37,697)
Whipple truss (493)

Update Log 

  • November 16, 2022: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • July 11, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added stuff
  • July 11, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • May 2, 2010: Added by Tom Hall


  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com


Bicycle Bridge
Posted November 16, 2022, by Michael George Griffey (michaelgriffey [at] msn [dot] com)

View in December 1968 by Michael G. Griffey.

Bicycle Bridge
Posted July 13, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Tony, I liked how the article described the bridge as a spiderweb over the river

Bicycle Bridge
Posted May 5, 2010, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This appears to have been a super neat three-span whipple truss bridge. I wonder what the main span length was as well as the total. Too bad this county appears to have been one that let all of their historic bridges fall into disrepair so they could replace them. I have been to the location and have a feeling the bridge was replaced before 1980 because of how the trees have grown and the UCEB was beginning to look shot.