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Lasalle Avenue Bridge

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1874 Bird's eye view of South Bend, IN

Photo uploaded by Art S.

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BH Photo #480407

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Description 

1874 birds eye view drawing shows an open (not covered) two span inverted bowstring.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Inverted bowstring through truss bridge over St. Joseph River on Lasalle Avenue
Location
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1870s
Design
Two Span Inverted bowstring through truss (open, therefore probably Iron although combination is possible).
Also called
Water Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.67909, -86.24913   (decimal degrees)
41°40'45" N, 86°14'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/562496/4614419 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90441 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 31, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer

Sources 

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

Comments 

Lasalle Avenue Bridge
Posted August 31, 2020, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Interesting find while looking for something else!

I know I'm biased but, D.H & C.C. Morrison (Columbia Bridge Works) built bridges for the county and the design is similar to the four span Dayton, Ohio Main Street Bridge.

Any thoughts?

Regards,

Art S.