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Little Indian Creek Bridge

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Photo taken by J.P. in February 2011

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Overview
Queenpost pony truss bridge over Little Indian Creek on private drive
Location
Floyd County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
Design
Pinned, Queenpost pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.30804, -85.90123   (decimal degrees)
38°18'29" N, 85°54'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/596065/4240564 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Georgetown
Inventory number
BH 41938 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Floyd County, Indiana (30)
Have street view (16,058)
Indiana (3,454)
Open (31,349)
Owned privately (841)
Pin-connected (1,842)
Pony truss (13,618)
Queenpost truss (176)
Truss (25,631)

Update Log 

  • December 17, 2011: Updated by J.P.: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • February 8, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • December 19, 2010: New Street View added by J.P.
  • December 4, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Updated truss type
  • March 30, 2009: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Little Indian Creek Bridge
Posted February 17, 2014, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Jim Cooper's database does have an entry for the bridge, but no builder. He had a ca. 1890 date listed. However, those look like they could be star irons on the outriggers? If so, it might be much older. In my opinion, not for sure a Columbia, the composition of the end post and top chord is not identical to others I have seen.

Little Indian Creek Bridge
Posted February 15, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

While the rolled members certainly make that a possibility, I'm not sure if there is any documentation to confirm this.

Little Indian Creek Bridge
Posted February 14, 2014, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Is/was this Columbia Bridge Works?

Little Indian Creek Bridge
Posted February 8, 2011, by J.P.

as far as i can tell the bridge is still open, but with a no trespassing sign blocking it. And there were car tracks going across the bridge, in snow that we got last night. So here are better photos with a better camera.

Big Indian Creek Bridge
Posted February 2, 2011, by Richard Tekulve (CANOEINDIANA [at] YAHOO [dot] COM)

This is actually Little Indian Creek not Big Indian Creek or Indian Creek as it is officially called by the Indiana Board of Geographic Names in 1962. Little Indian Creek flows into Indian Creek about a half-mile upstream from the old iron bridge on John Pectol Road. This bridge was closed as of 1-30-11 with a pile of rocks on both sides. I was ''scouting'' streams in this area last weekend to canoe in the near future. I have canoed over 100 different streams and rivers in the Hoosier state and have seen a tremendous variety of different types of bridges- many from the past along with lots of old bridge foundations.

Big Indian Creek Bridge
Posted February 2, 2011, by Richard Tekulve (CANOEINDIANA [at] YAHOO [dot] COM)

This is actually Little Indian Creek not Big Indian Creek or Indian Creek as it is officially called by the Indiana Board of Geographic Names in 1962. Little Indian Creek flows into Indian Creek about a half-mile upstream from the old iron bridge on John Pectol Road. This bridge was closed as of 1-30-11 with a pile of rocks on both sides. I was ''scouting'' streams in this area last weekend to canoe in the near future. I have canoed over 100 different streams and rivers in the Hoosier state and have seen a tremendous variety of different types of bridges- many from the past along with lots of old bridge foundations.

Big Indian Creek Bridge
Posted December 21, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Interesting - a pin-connected bridge that is constructed with rolled members. I am going out on a limb with some speculation here, but this bridge looks like a potential Columbia Bridge Works product.