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Azalia Bridge

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Azalia Bridge

The Republic: July 14 1960

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BH Photo #443972

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Description 

Was considered the "Best county bridge in the state" when it was built. At a cost of $22,000 in 1878 it was certainly an expensive one!

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over East Fork White River on County Road 800 South
Location
Bartholomew County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge in 1972
History
Built in 1878 by McCormack & Sweeney; removed in 1972
Builder
- McCormack & Sweeney (Contractors)
Design
(2)10-panel, pinned Whipple through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 155.0 ft.
Total length: 310.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.08506, -85.86019   (decimal degrees)
39°05'06" N, 85°51'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/598580/4326834 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84522 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 24, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and truss type.
  • February 24, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch
  • February 22, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

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

Comments 

Azalia Bridge
Posted February 24, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Tony !

Azalia Bridge
Posted February 24, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

What a neat bridge! And she's mapped!!

Azalia Bridge
Posted February 24, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

I would appreciate any help in mapping this.