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Old Red Covered Bridge

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Old Red Bridge, Huntington, Ind.

ca. 1905 postcard view

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BH Photo #488746

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Description 

The bridge was condemned about 1902 and closed. In 1906 the commissioners decided to replace it with a Luten concrete arch bridge. The new bridge was built in 1907 but was destroyed in the 1913 flood. The current steel truss bridge was built at that time.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Wabash River on Rangeline Road
Location
Huntington County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1863; Replaced with concrete arches in 1907.
Builder
- James M. Bratton
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.87950, -85.54288   (decimal degrees)
40°52'46" N, 85°32'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/622770/4526402 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91912 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,671)
Built 1863 (23)
Built during 1860s (528)
Covered (1,676)
Huntington County, Indiana (39)
Indiana (4,946)
James M. Bratton (1)
Lost (25,273)
Lost 1907 (45)
Lost during 1900s (326)
Replaced by new bridge (17,015)
Through truss (15,285)
Truss (33,143)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2021: New photo from Tony Dillon

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