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Lockport Iron Bridge

Photo 

1936 photo by unknown photographer

Photo courtesy of Gerard/Griffey Pictorial History

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BH Photo #533051

Description 

Work began on the substructure in May of 1883, with the contract for the superstructure being advertised in November of that year.

The bridge was destroyed by an ice gorge in February of 1936, and the current bridge wouldn't be completed until 2 years later.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Wabash River on Lockport Road (CR-300W)
Location
Carroll County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed by ice gorge
History
Built 1883; Destroyed 1936
Builder
- Thomas Slattery (Contractor and substructure)
Design
(5?) 9-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.69356, -86.57081   (decimal degrees)
40°41'37" N, 86°34'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/536262/4504828 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 98516 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (9,092)
Built 1883 (181)
Built during 1880s (2,296)
Carroll County, Indiana (104)
Indiana (5,203)
Lost (30,080)
Lost 1936 (138)
Lost during 1930s (1,083)
Pratt through truss (6,237)
Pratt truss (10,554)
Thomas Slattery (2)
Through truss (17,910)
Truss (36,836)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2022: New photo from Tony Dillon

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