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Whittaker Street - Galien River Bridge

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Whittaker Street - Galien River Bridge

The News-Palladium: April 11 1973

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BH Photo #451349

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Warren through truss bridge over Galien River on Whittaker Street
Location
New Buffalo, Berrien County, Michigan
Status
Replaced by a new bridge in 1975
History
Built ca. 1915 by the Elkhart Bridge & Iron Company; replaced in 1975
Builder
- Elkhart Bridge & Iron Co. of Elkhart, Indiana
Design
6-panel, riveted Warren through truss with all verticals
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.79777, -86.74661   (decimal degrees)
41°47'52" N, 86°44'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/521051/4627354 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85780 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 1, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and truss type
  • July 1, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • June 29, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

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

Comments 

Whittaker Street - Galien River Bridge
Posted July 1, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I love it when I can peg the builder along with the truss type! EB&ICo. had a distinctive plaque style.

Whittaker Street - Galien River Bridge
Posted July 1, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Tony, I've been on a Bridge Binge again...