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Courtney Bridge

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BH Photo #191073

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Courtney Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Description 

Abandoned for many years, it is now still there but apparently destroyed by flooding.

Facts 

Overview
Bedstead Pratt pony truss bridge over Birch Creek on former CR 300S
Location
Clay County, Indiana
Status
Collapsed, but still in location
History
Built ca.1900
Builder
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana (bedstead)
Design
Mixed 2 span bridge with 1 pinned Pratt bedstead pony and 1 riveted Warren pony
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 52.0 ft.
Total length: 101.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Also called
Old Clay County Bridge #181
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.33420, -87.16516   (decimal degrees)
39°20'03" N, 87°09'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/485766/4353876 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Saline City
Land survey
T. 10 N., R. 7 W., Sec. 3
Inventory number
BH 47458 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 17, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • October 26, 2015: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • December 30, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

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

Comments 

Courtney Bridge
Posted October 26, 2015, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

My wife even got a charge outta finding this one!

Courtney Bridge
Posted October 23, 2015, by Mike Daffron (Daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

In bad shape, but it's still there. Pix soon.