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Wrightsman Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

BH Photo #115552

Map 

Video 

Wrightsman Bridge

Mike Daffron

Play video on YouTube

Facts 

Overview
Closed through truss bridge over North Fork Salt Creek on Hickory Hill Road
Location
Brown County, Indiana
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built in 1908 by the Pan American Bridge Company of New Castle, Indiana.
Builder
- Pan American Bridge Co. of New Castle, Indiana
Design
6-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 87.5 ft.
Total length: 123.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Hickory Hill Road Bridge
Brown County Bridge #36
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.18288, -86.30346   (decimal degrees)
39°10'58" N, 86°18'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/560159/4337302 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Belmont
Inventory numbers
INNBI 0700028 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 15852 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2005)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 10.6 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1994)
10

Update Log 

  • September 9, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • August 25, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • August 23, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • February 14, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • October 2, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • June 22, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Common name and NRHP listing

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron

Comments 

Wrightsman Bridge
Posted December 9, 2012, by Anonymous

What's that across from the chair, a washtub?

Bond Cemetery Road Bridge
Posted March 30, 2007, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge was built by the Pan American Bridge Co. of New Castle,IN. The first time I visited it there was a plaque that has since went missing. The bridge is in bad shape and one of the abutments(cassions) is heaving inward. It would probably have to be taken down and repaired. Historically it is known as the Wrightsman Bridge.

Webmaster's note: The photo that was here has been incorporated into the main site.

Bond Cemetery Road Bridge
Posted August 19, 2006, by Paul W. Caudell (mars [at] kiva [dot] net)

Are there any citizens restorative organizations where some funding may be available to effect repairs on this bridge so it can be traffic borne once again. Please advise.