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Tillotson Avenue Bridge (Old)

Photo 

Courtesy of the "Lost Muncie" Facebook group.

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BH Photo #442128

Description 

This unique bridge was a Pratt truss but featured the large mirrored portal/sway bracing that was seen on several of IBCo's heavy Warren truss spans, including the still-standing Smithfield Bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over White River (West Fork) on Tillotson Avenue
Location
Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1910 by the Indiana Bridge Company; replaced in 1964.
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
Camelback through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.18496, -85.41911   (decimal degrees)
40°11'06" N, 85°25'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/634582/4449485 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84120 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built during 1910s (10,224)
Camelback truss (428)
Delaware County, Indiana (74)
Indiana (5,235)
Indiana Bridge Co. (147)
Lost (31,778)
Lost 1964 (113)
Lost during 1960s (1,138)
Muncie, Indiana (21)
Pony truss (17,545)
Pratt pony truss (4,131)
Pratt truss (10,839)
Replaced by new bridge (21,671)
Through truss (19,018)
Truss (38,295)

Update Log 

  • January 11, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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