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IC&S - Flatrock River Bridge

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BH Photo #192486

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Flatrock River on Indianapolis, Columbus & Southern Traction Co.
Location
Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana
Status
Removed
Railroads
- Indianapolis, Columbus & Southern Traction Co. (IC&S)
- Interurban
Design
Pin-connected Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.21835, -85.92725   (decimal degrees)
39°13'06" N, 85°55'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/592606/4341555 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Columbus
Inventory number
BH 47610 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 5, 2015: Updated by Luke: Edited overview to include truss type
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added category "railroad"
  • February 1, 2011: New photo from Jacob P. Bernard
  • January 10, 2011: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

Sources 

  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • Luke

Comments 

IC&S - Flatrock River Bridge
Posted August 10, 2017, by Dennis O Taylor (do [dot] taylor [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

The bridge piers still stand, but have suffered from erosion. The piers(2) do not look the same as those shown in the photograph. A low-head dam was built just upstream of the piers in the mid-1950s.

I question whether this photograph is the bridge over the Flatrock River at this location.

I live across the street from the lot with the dam and remaining piers.

Photos by P.J.Hana, an acquaintance of mine. Photos made 10 August, 2017.

The east dam abutment looks similar to the west abutment shown.