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Sharon Bridge

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Description 

Featured on Indiana Bridge Company advertisements.

Washed out in the great flood of 1913.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Baltimore Through truss bridge over Mississinewa River
Location
Delaware County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1880's by the Indiana Bridge Company; destroyed in the 1913 flood.
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
Baltimore through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 210.0 ft.
Total length: 210.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.26839, -85.28867   (decimal degrees)
40°16'06" N, 85°17'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/645509/4458951 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 80435 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 6, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • January 5, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Changed truss type
  • February 16, 2018: Added by Luke

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Comments 

Sharon Bridge
Posted January 6, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Melissa can you send that link to my email address... I would like to read the article.

Sharon Bridge
Posted January 6, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thanks Melissa... Hadn't gotten that far yet.

Sharon Bridge
Posted January 6, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Tony, I did some research and found a newspaper article from 1913 saying 9 bridges were washed out in Delaware county due to flooding. The article mentioned selling the scrap of Sharon Bridge.