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Springersville Bridge

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Springersville Bridge

Palladium-Item: March 21 1962

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BH Photo #442737

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt Bedstead Pony truss bridge over Simpson Creek on Springersville Road.
Location
Fayette County, Indiana
Status
Collapsed
Design
Bedstead Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.65958, -85.03873   (decimal degrees)
39°39'34" N, 85°02'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/668248/4391813 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84237 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Bedstead Pratt pony truss (336)
Bedstead truss (510)
Built during 1910s (9,082)
Collapsed (271)
Fayette County, Indiana (24)
Indiana (4,412)
Lost (20,698)
Lost 1962 (47)
Lost during 1960s (519)
Owned by county (19,439)
Pony truss (15,401)
Pratt pony truss (3,303)
Pratt truss (8,350)
Truss (30,505)

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type and location
  • January 21, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Springersville Bridge
Posted February 19, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Tony!

Springersville Bridge
Posted January 21, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Daniel, thank you. Unless the directions are Obvious, I am terrible at mapping bridges

Springersville Bridge
Posted January 21, 2019, by Daniel

https://www.google.com/maps/place/39.659572,-85.0393082 looks likely to me. It's a little over half a mile (google says .8 to the intersection, half to the edge of town is reasonable). NBI puts the existing one at 1960 which is close but a little too old given the article date of 1962.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/39.654978, -85.044334 is the only other reasonable option. It's on a county road as stated, about the right distance. NBI puts it at 1995, so I don't know whether they did without or had something "temporary" for 30+ years.