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Mexico Bridge

Photos 

Eel River Bridge

Article

The Kokomo Daily Tribune: March 24 1964

BH Photo #442763

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Eel River on Main Street (CR 400N) in Mexico.
Location
Mexico, Miami County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed by collision in 1964; Replaced with new bridge in 1965
History
Built 1894; Collapsed due to a collision in 1964; Replaced 1965
Design
10-panel, pinned Whipple through truss
Also called
Main Street-Eel River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.82220, -86.11339   (decimal degrees)
40°49'20" N, 86°06'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/574765/4519398 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84243 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,707)
Built 1894 (256)
Built during 1890s (3,229)
Destroyed by collision (102)
Indiana (5,113)
Lost (29,205)
Lost 1964 (98)
Lost during 1960s (1,001)
Mexico, Indiana (1)
Miami County, Indiana (78)
Owned by county (21,658)
Through truss (17,289)
Truss (36,056)
Whipple truss (476)

Update Log 

  • August 14, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • January 21, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Mexico Bridge
Posted August 14, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Hey Scott Ash, I just noticed the photo of this lost beauty that you added to the forum earlier this year. I added it to the main page for all to see... and a Whipple is always good to see!

Thanks for sharing it brother!

Eel River Bridge
Posted February 17, 2020, by Scott Ash (sash5282 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

400 north/Main Street Mexico Indiana Eel river bridge