2 votes

Whitakre Bridge


Late on a very cold afternoon

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in December 2008


BH Photo #130729


Street View 


Whitakre Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Originally located over Brooks Creek on Division Road, relocated to a park in Portland.
Portland, Jay County, Indiana
Relocated to a walking trail in Portland
Built in 1908 by the Attica Bridge Company, relocated to park in 2006.
- Attica Bridge Co. of Attica, Indiana
Pinned Pratt through truss
Length of largest span: 95.4 ft.
Total length: 102.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.3 ft.
Also called
Division Road Bridge
Jay #129 (former)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.42973, -84.97274   (decimal degrees)
40°25'47" N, 84°58'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/671962/4477428 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
INNBI 3800123 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16365 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • April 30, 2019: New video from Mike Daffron
  • February 17, 2019: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • March 11, 2018: New Street View added by Dave King
  • September 17, 2012: Updated by Nathan Holth: Corrected GPS Based On New Google Imagery
  • November 14, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • February 21, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Changed GPS coordinates for approximate location.
  • July 25, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: common name, date, and confirmed builder.
  • March 27, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • December 21, 2008: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • December 10, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • August 4, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon



Whitakre Bridge
Posted March 23, 2011, by Richard Tekulve (CANOEINDIANA [at] YAHOO>COM)

This bridge is located about one block east of US 27 over the Salamonie River in Portland.

Whitakre Bridge
Posted July 25, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Another nice Indiana restoration! I looked for this bridge at it's original location last summer only to find it missing. I was happy to later find it wasn't destroyed, but moved to a park and restored.