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Test Road Suspension Bridge

Photo 

Courtesy of Wayne County Historical Society

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BH Photo #443606

Description 

Only lasted 8 years until flooding washed it out. It was replaced with a long through truss bridge soon after.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Wire suspension bridge over East Fork Whitewater River on Test Road
Location
Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built in 1889 by the Mitchell Bridge Company; Washed away in 1897
Design
Wire/cable suspension
Also called
Mitchell Steel Cable Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.80693, -84.90832   (decimal degrees)
39°48'25" N, 84°54'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/679053/4408421 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84463 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 14, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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