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IB&W - Wabash River Bridge

Photos 

Postcard

Circa 1908

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BH Photo #338007

Description 

An 1869 referenced for this bridge is either an error, or references a previous bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Wabash River on former Indiana, Bloomington and Western Railway at Covington
Location
Covington, Fountain County, Indiana, and Warren County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built perhaps in 1880s or 1890s, replaced in 1923
Builders
- James Hamilton & Co. of Pickaway, Ohio (Masonry)
- Pencoyd Iron Works of Pencoyd, Pennsylvania
Railroads
- Indiana, Bloomington & Western Railway (IB&W)
- Peoria & Eastern Railroad (P&E)
Design
Pin-connected Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.13543, -87.40474   (decimal degrees)
40°08'08" N, 87°24'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/465520/4442866 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Covington
Inventory number
BH 69326 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 26, 2022: Updated by Nathan Holth: Removed date from official spot into description as possible reference to previous bridge.
  • January 25, 2022: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • September 24, 2015: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

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Comments 

IB&W - Wabash River Bridge
Posted January 26, 2022, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think it is probably a late 1880s or early 1890s bridge. There is a higher resolution photo here: http://indianaalbum.pastperfectonline.com/photo/421D275D-D43...

This photo clearly shows that this is a Pencoyd Iron Works structure.

IB&W - Wabash River Bridge
Posted January 26, 2022, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Looks more like an 1880s bridge vs 1869?