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Main Street Bridge (Old)

Photos 

Postcard

The approach and abutment of the Old National Road covered bridge can be seen to the right.

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BH Photo #338220

Facts 

Overview
Lost Deck truss bridge over East Fork Whitewater River on Main Street in Richmond
Location
Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1897, replaced in 1917
Design
Main span: Pin-connected, 8-panel Pratt deck truss
Four pin-connected, 4-panel Pratt deck truss spans
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.82910, -84.90179   (decimal degrees)
39°49'45" N, 84°54'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/679555/4410895 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 69394 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (8,400)
4-panel truss (317)
8-panel truss (515)
Built 1897 (285)
Built during 1890s (3,195)
Deck truss (1,927)
Indiana (5,098)
Lost (28,544)
Lost 1917 (50)
Lost during 1910s (654)
Pin-connected (4,715)
Pratt deck truss (407)
Pratt truss (10,308)
Replaced by new bridge (19,416)
Richmond, Indiana (33)
Truss (35,508)
Wayne County, Indiana (138)

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2021: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • February 18, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • October 25, 2016: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • September 26, 2015: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

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Sources 

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