Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.
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BH Photo #167173
I added it here. Information will start to accumulate as people find it.
I can't seem to find any information on the iron bridge that used to cross White River on Hwy 57, between Washington and Petersburg. It isn't listed in Pike county either. The county line is there at the river.
This bridge had to been removed when the new US 50/150 bypass was completed. The bypass began just to the west of this bridge and curved just to the south where a set of twin bridges were built taking US 50 south of Washington instead of through town. Also I may have seen something in Jim Cooper's metal bridge book that there was a similar through truss bridge just to the west of this one across the overflow.
Not familiar with that bridge. If any pictures of it exist, they are probably in the county museum or a private collection.
My dad tells stories of the old one lane bridge on US 50. Im just a bit too young to remember it.
Got them posted for you James.....they were on the SHAARD site
Someone probably does have photos. It might be the DOT, the county, the original contractor, the company that tore the bridge down, the scrapper, a local newspaper, perhaps even a local library or a local historian...someone most certainly has photos of the bridge.
It takes a volunteer with time and inclination to go hunting for such photos, then secure the correct permissions to post them here.
A friend of mine, rather serendipitously, recently unearthed a treasure trove of historical photographs and negatives from a photographer's studio in a large midwestern city. (I'm not telling you where, in order to protect his time and the collection, which he is still sorting.)
The photo collection is of buildings, automobiles, local celebrities, news events, grand openings, all of that sort of thing. (He hasn't found any bridges yet.)
So yes, there are most certainly photos of this bridge.
Someone just needs to go find them.
I wish someone still had a picture of this bridge...