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Nulltown Bridge

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Nulltown Bridge

Palladium-Item: April 23 1963

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BH Photo #449718

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Description 

This was likely originally a 3-span Whipple truss built in 1879 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company. At some point in time one of those spans was replaced with a Pratt truss. The possibility also exists that the newer span was simply added to the existing bridge to give a better clearance for the overall structure.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over West Fork Whitewater River on County Road 480 South.
Location
Fayette County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built in 1879 by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company; replaced in 1977
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio (2 Whipple truss spans)
Design
(2) pinned Whipple through trusses
(1) riveted Pratt through truss
Also called
Whitewater River Bridge W. Co. Rd. 480 S.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.57456, -85.15576   (decimal degrees)
39°34'28" N, 85°09'21" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/658401/4382164 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alpine
Inventory number
BH 47236 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 13, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • December 5, 2010: Added by Ed Hollowell

Sources 

  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com