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Blackiston Mill Bridge

Photos 

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BH Photo #172731

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Original abutments are still in use on the current bridge

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Silver Creek on Blackiston Mill Road
Location
Floyd County, Indiana, and Clark County, Indiana
Status
Lost
History
Built 1888 by Wrought Iron Bridge Co., collapsed 1963 under a concrete mixer, (Bridge was under repair at the time)
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.33429, -85.79488   (decimal degrees)
38°20'03" N, 85°47'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/605326/4243593 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Albany
Inventory number
BH 45889 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2018: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • February 2, 2012: New photos from J.P.
  • December 17, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated location to reflect bridge crosses county line
  • August 18, 2011: New Street View added by James McCray
  • August 18, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added builder found via article.
  • February 11, 2011: Updated by J.P.: added build and collapse date and cause of said collapse.
  • August 13, 2010: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Blackiston Mill Bridge
Posted February 2, 2012, by J.P.

Added photos of the original piers and abutments that are still in use on current bridge.

Blackiston Mill Bridge
Posted February 11, 2011, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Guess maybe they should have finished the repairs BEFORE they allowed the cement mixer to cross it!

Blackiston Mill Bridge
Posted February 11, 2011, by J.P.

here is a link to a picture of the bridge right after the collapse. sad sight. Wish i would have gotten to see this bridge.

http://books.google.com/books?id=QwlufTj8mfcC&pg=PA73&dq=bri...