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West Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

History - Main Street Bridge

 

—Lafayette -and- West Lafayette —

 
Right Panel - - History - Main Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
1. Right Panel - - History - Main Street Bridge Marker
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Inscription.

Right Panel

First Bridge at this site a three span wooden toll bridge erected in 1865. Purchased by Tippecanoe County in 1871.
Second Bridge, a steel three span bridge erected in 1889. Rendered useless by the flood of March 18, 1913. Low water elevation 1913 501.17 High water elevation march 30, 1913 531.57 33.30 ft. of water.

Middle Panel

Built 1914
Lafayette Engineering Co. Wallace Marshall President & Chief Engineer
J. W. Jamison Superintendent
C. M. Guepel Assistant Engineer

Left Panel

Designing Engineer Wallace Marshall
Board of Superintending Engineers
W. K. Hatt Chairman
Everett B. Vawter
Albert Smith
G. E. Halstead Res. Engr.
 
Erected 1914.
 
Location. 40° 25.224′ N, 86° 53.971′ W. Marker is in West Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. Marker is on Tapawingo Drive north of State Road 26, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on Tapawingo Drive on the West Lafayette side of the Wabash River and now called "John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge" leading to Lafayette - behind the "Big Four Depot". Marker is in this post office area: West Lafayette IN 47906, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Middle Panel - - History - Main Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
2. Middle Panel - - History - Main Street Bridge Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John T. Myers (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Iraq War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Big Four Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Purdue Block (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Tippecanoe County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); To Commemorate The Wabash and Erie Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away); Earl & Hatcher Block (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. John T. Myers - Main Street Bridge
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels
 
Left Panel - - History - Main Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
3. Left Panel - - History - Main Street Bridge Marker
Full View - - History - Main Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
4. Full View - - History - Main Street Bridge Marker
The 'Old Main Street Bridge' View from Lafayette, Indiana image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, August 22, 2010
5. The 'Old Main Street Bridge' View from Lafayette, Indiana
Now called "John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge" this is the third bridge located at this spot over the Wabash River. For years it was used by the "Main Street" traffic between Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 922 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 2, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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