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Water Street Bridge (1885)

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Darden St. Bridge at original location

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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BH Photo #499356

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Water Street (Now LaSalle Ave.)
Location
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana
Status
Moved to Darden Road in July of 1906. Now open to pedestrians only at the Darden Street location.
History
Cribbing in place late in 1884. Partly washed out Dec 30 1884. Built in 1885. Moved to Darden Street July of 1906. Still there.
Builder
- P.E. Lane of Chicago, Illinois
Design
(2)8-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 280.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
LaSalle Avenue Bridge (1885)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.67922, -86.24930   (decimal degrees)
41°40'45" N, 86°14'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/562482/4614433 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93301 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2021: New photo from Art Suckewer

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  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com