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Buffalo Bridges

Photos 

Historical photo

BH Photo #158184

Map 

Description 

In the town of Buffalo there is an island in the middle of the Tippecanoe River. In 1881 the Columbia Bridge Works built this pair of through truss bridges to cross from each side to the island. The longer "Southern" span was definitely a Whipple truss, but the shorter "Northern" one may have been a Pratt.

Facts 

Overview
Lost pair of through truss bridges over Tippecanoe River on SR16
Location
Buffalo, White County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built in 1881 by the Columbia Bridge Works; replaced in 1974.
Builder
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
Design
11-panel, pinned Whipple through truss (South span)
9-panel, pinned Pratt? through truss (North span)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.88408, -86.74684   (decimal degrees)
40°53'03" N, 86°44'49" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/521328/4525919 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Buffalo
Inventory number
BH 44466 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2020: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • May 2, 2020: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • January 15, 2020: New photos from Art Suckewer
  • July 30, 2016: New photo from Art Suckewer
  • April 2, 2010: Updated by James Norwood: Added removal date
  • March 16, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • James Norwood
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com