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Elkinsville-Youno Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

http://www.in.gov/dnr/historic

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BH Photo #221872

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Video 

Elkinsville Youno Road Bridges

Mike Daffron

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Description 

A rather long bolted Pratt pony that was basically abandoned when Lake Monroe was formed in the 1960's. Bridge is accessible but may sometimes be isolated due to the level of the lake.

Link to a blog with more photos:

http://www.apertome.com/blog/2010/08/11/nebo-ridge-and-some-...

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over Middle Fork Salt Creek on Former CR 900S (CR 4)
Location
Brown County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
History
Built ca.1910, basically abandoned in 1960's with the formation of Lake Monroe.
Design
6-panel bolted Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 82.0 ft.
Total length: 87.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Also called
Brown County Bridge #45
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.06325, -86.27406   (decimal degrees)
39°03'48" N, 86°16'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/562804/4324046 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Elkinsville
Inventory number
BH 50561 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

6-panel truss (550)
Abandoned (3,024)
Brown County, Indiana (28)
Built during 1910s (8,748)
Indiana (4,198)
Owned by county (18,847)
Pony truss (15,049)
Pratt pony truss (3,180)
Pratt truss (8,017)
Riveted (1,875)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,791)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,930)
Truss (29,437)

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • September 16, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 18, 2011: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • December 16, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added categories "6-panel truss", "Riveted"

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Elkinsville-Youno Road Bridge
Posted September 16, 2017, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Great little bridge. Don't try to take a car back it see it though. The hills in the area will laugh at you.