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Sycamore Row Bridge

Photo 

Photo provided by Lee Appleton

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BH Photo #252418

Map 

Description 

Bridge was on the old plank Michigan Road along a stretch that was known as Sycamore Row after trees sprouted up from the planks to form a canopy over the road.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Deer Creek on Old Michigan Road
Location
Carroll County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca.1900 by the American Bridge Company, replaced with a IHC Parker truss bridge in 1930.
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York
Design
9-panel Pinned Pratt through truss
Also called
Michigan Road Deer Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.60869, -86.39119   (decimal degrees)
40°36'31" N, 86°23'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/551503/4495497 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Deer Creek
Inventory number
BH 55988 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

American Bridge Co. (1,348)
Built during 1900s (6,712)
Carroll County, Indiana (94)
Indiana (4,596)
Lost (21,297)
Lost 1930 (58)
Lost during 1930s (463)
Pratt through truss (4,883)
Pratt truss (8,500)
Replaced by new bridge (14,047)
Through truss (13,848)
Truss (30,947)

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2013: Added by Tony Dillon

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Comments 

Sycamore Row Bridge
Posted April 12, 2013, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

This is awesome! I have searched high and low for a photo of this bridge and it is great to find one here.

I'm president of the Historic Michigan Road Association, which won historic byway status from the state for the road.