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Wilden Avenue Bridge

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Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Facts 

Overview
Replaced Warren pony truss bridge over Elkhart River on Wilden Avenue in Goshen
Location
Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a concrete bridge with one span relocated to Oakridge Park
History
Built 1928 on Wilden Ave. in Elkhart; Replaced in 2002 with one span relocated to Oakridge Park for trail use
Builders
- Elkhart Bridge & Iron Co. of Elkhart, Indiana (Fabricator)
- M.L. Oberholtzer (Contractor)
Design
Riveted Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 82.0 ft.
Total length: 171.8 ft.
Deck width: 21.6 ft.
Also called
Oakridge Park Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.59639, -85.85333   (decimal degrees)
41°35'47" N, 85°51'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/595562/4605600 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Goshen
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
6,850
Inventory numbers
INNBI 2000168 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16102 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of August 2018)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 97.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 29, 2011: Updated by Anthony Dillon: One span of this bridge survives in a local park

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Wilden Avenue Bridge
Posted December 26, 2008, by rob (rob29_46580 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is this bridge not the one they have in the park off north first street north of the railroad tracks in a park for foot/bicycle traffic only?

I forget what it looked like, and might be only half of the bridge, sometime I shall get a picture of it and see.