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Portersville Bridge

Photos 

From Rose Island

Photo taken by J.P.

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BH Photo #211104

Map 

Video 

Portersville Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Facts 

Overview
Camelback through truss bridge over Fourteen Mile Creek on Trail
Location
Charlestown State Park, Indiana, Clark County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1912 by the Vincennes Bridge Co, Rehab 1975, Rebuilt in Charlestown State Park in 2011
Builders
- Cambria Steel Co. of Johnstown, Pennsylvania (Iron/Steel Manufacturer)
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana
Design
Pinned Camelback Through Truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 180.1 ft.
Total length: 359.8 ft.
Also called
Rose Island Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.42579, -85.62232   (decimal degrees)
38°25'33" N, 85°37'20" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/620256/4253958 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Owen
Inventory number
BH 49464 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 12, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • September 2, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • December 27, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Added category "Cambria"
  • December 17, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Pin-connected", "One-lane traffic", "Trail"
  • October 18, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added category.
  • September 1, 2011: New photos from James McCray
  • August 30, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added "new" name
  • August 30, 2011: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Original Location page - This is the original page of the Portersville Bridge on Bridgehunter
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Portersville Bridge
Posted February 4, 2017, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Great to see this bridge! I'm sure we traveled this a lot when I was a kid, but I don't remember it.

Portersville Bridge
Posted August 30, 2011, by J.P.

I would agree very much. I work in a youth group and I'm curious if any of them know the names of the kids who did that.

Portersville Bridge
Posted August 30, 2011, by Todd (mrwalk11 [at] hothail [dot] com)

Wouldn't it be nice to see juvenile delinquents scrubbing till they cannot scrub no more every trace of paint marker and, or spraypaint from this latest Indiana restoration. Kid work-crews should be considered to used to remove eyesore grafitti they or their hoodlum pals do.

Portersville Bridge
Posted August 30, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Bridge looks great at it's new home!

Portersville Bridge
Posted August 30, 2011, by J.P.

So what I did here, was added a new page for the new location with a link to the old location page. The bridge is in great shape, but beware, walking down is awesome because its down hill, walking back the hill is extremely steep.