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Maxwell Bridge

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Bicycle Bridge before replacement

Copyright - Paul Brandenburg

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BH Photo #113964

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Description 

Another unique span built by the Attica Bridge Company

Facts 

Overview
Lost two-span through truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on Bicycle Bridge Road
Location
Carroll County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a modern bridge in 2001
History
Built 1906
Builder
- Attica Bridge Co. of Attica, Indiana
Design
Riveted Parker through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 173.8 ft.
Total length: 365.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Also called
Carroll County Bridge 102
Maxim's Ford Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.56917, -86.76417   (decimal degrees)
40°34'09" N, 86°45'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/519962/4490959 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brookston
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
288
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0800077 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15866 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2017)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 92.9 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • February 26, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder and description.
  • June 29, 2008: Tom Hall reports this was actually called Maxwell Bridge -- Bicycle Bridge was over the Wabash River
  • June 29, 2008: Updated by Tom Hall
  • June 29, 2008: Updated by Paul Brandenburg
  • May 3, 2008: New photo from Paul Brandenburg
  • December 22, 2006: Posted photo of replacement bridge from Chris Light

Sources 

  • Chris Light - CJKADJ [at] juno [dot] com
  • Paul Brandenburg - indianabridges [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Bicycle Bridge
Posted June 29, 2008, by Tom Hall (thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com)

The bridge listed here as Bicycle bridge was actually known as Maxwell bridge.

Bicycle bridge was on the same road, but crossed the Wabash river west of Delphi.

This link shows the original Bicycle bridge.

http://www.carrollcountymuseum.org/photo/item.php?in=101196

Bicycle Bridge
Posted March 23, 2008, by tom

Somebody told me that there was also a one-lane through truss bridge over the Wabash on Bicycle Road that was three or four spans. They said it was removed like in the late 70s or early 80s. Its such a shame that both Bicycle bridges are gone!

Bicycle Bridge
Posted October 16, 2007, by Chris Light (cjkadj [at] juno [dot] com)

This is the new Bicycle Bridge over the Tippicanoe.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Bicycle Bridge
Posted October 3, 2006, by Anonymous

This bridge appears to have been torn down or moved sometime around 1999-2000! I drove to this location and found a new bridge with a plaque dating 2001 for year of completion.