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West Jackson Street Bridge

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BH Photo #441052

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Description 

Bridge featured elaborate punched portals that featured the street name on one side and the builder's name on the other. A third truss was added to allow an interurban line to cross the bridge, after the line was abandoned it was converted into an additional walkway.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Camelback through truss bridge over White River (West Fork) on West Jackson Street
Location
Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1892 by the Indiana Bridge Company of Muncie; replaced in 1937.
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
Camelback through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.19301, -85.39899   (decimal degrees)
40°11'35" N, 85°23'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/636278/4450408 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84008 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,624)
Built 1892 (228)
Built during 1890s (2,996)
Camelback truss (375)
Delaware County, Indiana (71)
Girder (10,296)
Indiana (4,932)
Indiana Bridge Co. (134)
Lost (24,960)
Lost 1937 (39)
Lost during 1930s (633)
Muncie, Indiana (20)
Plate girder (7,980)
Replaced by new bridge (16,758)
Through girder (3,841)
Through truss (15,171)
Truss (32,951)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • January 3, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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