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2nd Street-Trail Creek Bridge

Photos 

ca. 1910 postcard view

Enlarge

BH Photo #473671

Map 

Description 

This appears to have been a small swing bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Trail Creek on 2nd Street
Location
Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana
Status
No longer exists
History
Built ca. 1890
Design
Parker through truss (Possible Swing)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.72170, -86.89722   (decimal degrees)
41°43'18" N, 86°53'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/508549/4618882 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89568 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (7,805)
Built during 1890s (3,046)
Indiana (4,990)
La Porte County, Indiana (31)
Lost (26,176)
Michigan City, Indiana (5)
Movable (3,048)
Parker through truss (1,338)
Parker truss (1,724)
Swing (1,507)
Through truss (15,616)
Truss (33,712)

Update Log 

  • October 25, 2020: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • June 10, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Douglas Butler

Comments 

2nd Street-Trail Creek Bridge
Posted June 4, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The truss bridge had previously been replaced with a concrete span on the old alignment. Unfortunately, with the NBI data only going back to 1992 it's uncertain as to when this happened. Historical Aerial imagery goes back to 1952 and the truss had already been replaced at that time.

2nd Street-Trail Creek Bridge
Posted June 4, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

The current US-12 Bridge next to where this bridge was located dates to 1991 (NBI #003270). Not sure if this truss bridge was the immediate previously bridge or not.