Brackett Bridge Co.

of Cincinnati, Ohio
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From the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER OH-113):

The Brackett Construction Company was originally founded in 1886 in Cincinnati as the F. J. P. Brackett Bridge Company. Mr. Brackett had previously been associated with a Cincinnati firm, the Lomas Forge and Bridge Works, as their Superintendent for bridge projects. By 1902, the Brackett Bridge Company was constructing metal truss bridges in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. They were bridge fabricators and purchased their structural steel bridge components from local foundries. By 1913, the firm was known as the Brackett Construction Company and had expanded their construction activities to also include the erection of concrete foundations, buildings, and bridqe abutments. In 1924, the company ceased operation with the retirement of Mr. Brackett, who has served at its president since 1886.


Anthony Creek Bridge (Greenbrier County, West Virginia)
Built 1903
Through truss bridge over Anthony Creek on CR 16/3
Open to traffic

Archibald Falls Bridge (Crawford County, Indiana)
Built 1892/1896
Through truss bridge over Little Blue River on Archibald Falls Rd (CR 38)
Open to traffic

Blue Rock Road Bridge (Hamilton County, Ohio)
Built 1914
Lost through truss bridge over the Miami River on Blue Rock Road at New Baltimore
Demolished Oct. 11, 2006

Boggs Creek Bridge (Martin County, Indiana)
Built 1897
Lost pony truss bridge over Boggs Creek on CR 400 North (CR66)
Replaced by new bridge

Branch Beaver Creek (Martin County, Indiana)
Built 1898
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Branch Beaver Creek on Red School Road
Replaced by a new bridge

Bridgeview Bridge (Franklin County, Ohio)
Built 1900
Relocated Camelback bowstring through truss bridge over Alum Creek on Alum Creek Greenway
Open to pedestrians

Bush Creek CR 600N Bridge (Randolph County, Indiana)
Built 1899
Lost Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Bush Creek on County Road 600 North
Replaced by a new bridge

Carpenter's Ford Bridge (Augusta County, Virginia)
Built 1903
Pratt through truss bridge over Middle River on Craig Shop Road (Route 775)
Open to one-lane traffic

East Lockington Road Bridge (Shelby County, Ohio)
First span, 1898
Lost four-span pony truss bridge over Great Miami River on East Lockington Road
Replaced by new bridge

Friends Creek Bridge (Martin County, Indiana)
Built ca. 1910
Pony truss bridge over Friends Creek on CR 580 West
Open to traffic

Hoghe Road Bridge (Van Wert County, Ohio)
Built 1894
Pony truss bridge on CR 82
Relocated to fairgrounds south of Van Wert

Kerr's Crossing Bridge (Augusta County, Virginia)
Built 1899
Pony truss bridge over Christians Creek on Route 907
Closed to all traffic.

Laughery Creek CR 200W Bridge (Ripley County, Indiana)
Built ca.1900
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Laughery Creek on CR 200W
Replaced by new bridge

Little Black Creek TR 228 Bridge (Mercer County, Ohio)
Built 1905
Pony truss bridge over Little Black Creek on TR 228
Open to traffic

Little Blue River Bridge (Rush County, Indiana)
Built 1898
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Little Blue River on CR 580W
Replaced by new bridge

Lost Bridge (2nd) (Hamilton County, Ohio)
Built 1906
Lost Through truss bridge over Great Miami River on Lawrenceburg Road
Destroyed by flooding

Marble Branch Bridge (Switzerland County, Indiana)
Built 1897
Lost pony truss bridge over Marble Branch of Grants Creek on Grants Creek Road
Replaced by new bridge

Middle River Route 774 Bridge (Augusta County, Virginia)
Built 1903
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Middle River on Cline River Road (Route 774)
Replaced by new bridge

Paynes Mill Bridge (Woodford County, Kentucky)
Built 1900
Pony truss on slab bridge over South Elkhorn Creek on Paynes Mill Road
Replaced with a concrete slab and trusses then attached

Red Creek Bridge (Randolph County, West Virginia)
Built 1903
Closed pony truss bridge over Red Creek on CR 32/8
Intact but closed to all traffic

Speel Creek Bridge (Martin County, Indiana)
Built 1898
Lost pony truss bridge over Speel Creek on CR 50 E
Replaced by new bridge

Wheeler's Mill Bridge (Scioto County, Ohio)
Built 1902
Bowstring through truss bridge over Little Scioto River on TR 238
Moved to Franklin County where it was restored and placed on the Alum Creek Trail.