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Peters Mill Bridge

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Peters Mill Bridge

Journal and Courier: July 18 1953

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BH Photo #444079

Description 

Considered to be a very scenic spot in the county. Although the bridge was replaced on a different alignment and could have been saved it was demolished.

1876 Patent date (that is seen on many WIBCo. plaques) was mentioned in one of the articles, but per county records the bridge was erected in 1878.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over North Fork of Wildcat Creek on Peter's Mill Road.
Location
Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge on a different alignment and demolished.
History
Built in 1878 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company; replaced in 1974.
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
(2)9-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.44166, -86.82916   (decimal degrees)
40°26'30" N, 86°49'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/514488/4476793 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84568 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and truss type.
  • February 27, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

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

Comments 

Peters Mill Bridge
Posted February 27, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I would say it still qualifies as being replaced Daniel... Even if the new bridge is on a different alignment the intent is to replace the old one.

Too bad they didn't do the right thing and leave it standing for pedestrian usage!

Peters Mill Bridge
Posted February 27, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Tony ! I appreciate your help!

Peters Mill Bridge
Posted February 27, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Daniel, I'm happy to change it for you !

Peters Mill Bridge
Posted February 27, 2019, by Daniel

Does a new bridge a tenth of a mile away qualify as "not replaced"