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Posted July 19, 2018, by Roy Kreutler (roykreutler14 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Here are some other photos of Manhattan Bridge

Posted July 17, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Great News!!! And I love the float!

Posted July 17, 2018, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)
Posted July 8, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, these pix do suck, but I'll try to get a little closer next time

Posted July 8, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Getting pix on IN 59 is like playing Frogger.

Posted July 8, 2018, by Ted Shideler (tedshideler [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge (Delaware County Bridge #226) was replaced in 2016.

Posted July 8, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Oops!! I mean DNR. Sorry

Posted July 8, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

It appears, according to INDot, that this bridge will be relocated to Blue River Park near Shelbyville, on a pedestrian pathway. https://www.in.gov/activecalendar_dnr/displaymedia.aspx?what...

Posted July 7, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Alright Tony! Good to see you back at it!

Posted July 4, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Damn! A Busy bridge with lotsa vegetation around it. Will try to get REAL pix later in the fall.

Posted July 3, 2018, by Audry

This bridge has been closed with no reopening in the foreseeable future closure 10/5/2017

Posted July 2, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Will go back in the fall and get better photos. The Lemon Creek pony truss used to run parallel to this

Posted July 1, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge:

https://bridgehunter.com/in/adams/bh45027/

will be moved here to replace the missing span as they are identical structures, and the remaining span currently will be rebuilt. As of January 2017, the project is currently in the fundraising stage.

http://indianarailroads.org/board/index.php?topic=4049.0

Posted June 26, 2018, by William Arnold (joeandbeaa [at] gmail [dot] com)

There is conflicting information about who actually built this bridge. Some sources claim it was John Seal. This site along with several others claim it was George Reuss. What is the source of information to verify who the builder actually was?

Posted June 25, 2018, by Nathan Holth (nathan [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

All original material has been lost on this bridge anyway. The remains of the Indiana Bridge Co. truss seen in the B&W photos have been removed per more recent photos.

Posted June 24, 2018, by Kathie Petkovic (kpetkovic2 [at] aol [dot] com)

I'm in downtown Madison and need a bridge to cross a creek between the 2 hotels. About 100 ft crossing. Call 850-830-9579

Thank you

Posted June 23, 2018, by Anonymous

If there is any good news in all this lot, at least this bridge is in Indiana which means that there is a reasonable chance that it will be preserved if at all possible.

Posted June 23, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

The bridge has been neglected lately. Area is grown up and the graffiti is getting a little outta control.

Posted June 23, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I don't think a welding torch'll fix this one. Don't look like it will be repaired. East end obviously collapsed, but looks like the west side was purposely busted through, maybe to keep four wheelers off it. There is no reason to repair this guy because it is basically an alley. The area floods so much too. The house on the west side now looks deserted.

Posted June 13, 2018, by Anthony Marino (amarino [at] indot [dot] in [dot] gov)

I can confirm that the bridge rehabilitation contract has been awarded and that the pre-construction conference meeting has been scheduled. I suspect that construction activities will be starting shortly thereafter. The maintenance of traffic for Southbound US 41 during construction will likely be challenging for motorists; I hope that they will be patient, plan ahead, and give themselves extra travel time.

Posted June 10, 2018, by Ashley (Ahancock89 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I would love to photograph this bridge. Does anyone know who owns the land? Is it owned by the Indiana Railroad or is it private property? I'm having a lot of trouble finding information.

Posted June 10, 2018, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thanks for checking it out. Some of those arches can be rough to get to because of traffic or size of ditches.

Posted June 10, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Nothing left to show that a bridge was once there. I do know that Bridge Street did have a Through Truss we used to take when I was in High School (late 70's).

Posted June 10, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I fixed the coordinates on this bridge. It was listed at same location of IN 142 Little Rock Creek.

Posted June 10, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

I returned today and rechecked. It is no longer an arch. The road is very busy and there is not much of an angle to get a good picture so sorry about crappy photos. The 142 Kivett and 142 Little Rock Creek bridges are still arches.

Posted June 8, 2018, by Dave King (DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looks like the same bridge. Did you check to see if the arch was there?

Posted June 8, 2018, by Anthony Marino (amarino [at] indot [dot] in [dot] gov)

There are no news articles or press releases; in my responsibilities as the Vincennes District Bridge Inspection Supervisor, I coordinate our inspection findings with the project managers who establish budget planning and proposed scopes of work. Contract plans and specs are done and this rehabilitation was already scheduled for letting earlier this year; contractors are likely working on their bid packages. This bridge is to get a new deck and heavily deteriorated steel components will get replaced in-kind.

Posted June 7, 2018, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

GREAT! Tell us about it!!! :-D Do you have an article?

Posted June 7, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Great news!!!

Posted June 7, 2018, by Anthony Marino (amarino [at] indot [dot] in [dot] gov)

This bridge is not scheduled to be dismantled. This bridge is scheduled for a comprehensive rehabilitation project.

Posted May 27, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

One of the several treasures that we have in Indiana. And Brian Toone, you got more nerve than I have!

Posted May 27, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Work has recently been started on replacing the bridge. Bowling Green will not be the same

Posted May 27, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

It sure looks to me like there will soon be very little pony truss left.

Posted May 20, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Visited this bridge May 19 and it is currently closed for a little remodeling. I talked with local resident Jack Pace and was told that on May 18, the deck, which has been cleared of pavement and restored to wooden, caught on fire and burned for quite a bit. He was told that inspectors feared that it may be down for a while.

Posted May 16, 2018, by Glenn C. Peck (ke5gk [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

My young memories are Velcroed there

Life was a delightful journey with no care

One lane only mimics our solitary plight

No turning back, we press on to the light

Sunrise illumines the eastern most start

Western sunset announces we all depart

Posted May 16, 2018, by Ross Brown

This is being converted into a pedestrian trail.

http://www.tribstar.com/opinion/columns/mark-bennett-giving-...

Posted May 8, 2018, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)

The BridgeHunter B&B.

Posted May 7, 2018, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I know the bridge isn't anything special, but how often are you going to find an abandoned bridge with a caboose on it?

Posted May 4, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Does anyone know what the stars are supposed to mean that are cut into this bridge? The bridge has really been beat up, but still is sturdy

Posted May 2, 2018, by Dan Reitmeyer (danr [at] clrincgrp [dot] com)

This bridge was set off its foundations today, it will be repaired and then installed in the Hayswood Nature Preserve just south of Corydon In

Posted May 1, 2018, by Anonymous

The Bridge was damaged in 2017 by flood water. It has partially fallen into the stream.

Posted April 30, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Another successful relocation!

Posted April 28, 2018, by Anthony Clevenger (starfury1 [dot] 0 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Apparently due to low traffic. Won't be rebuilt any time soon if at all.

https://www.pal-item.com/story/news/local/2018/03/23/bridges...

Posted April 27, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

The information I received about this bridge being damaged by the recent flood was not very accurate. After being closed for a short while, it has now been re-opened. Very sorry about the mix-up, but thank goodness it is fine!

Posted April 26, 2018, by C Murray (colmurray [at] frontier [dot] com)

This bridge is currently closed.

Posted April 25, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This has been in the making for some time, and a shame nonetheless. The railroads unfortunately have no interest in preserving historic bridges.

Posted April 25, 2018, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Now this one is a good add. It might not be extremely old, but it is notable as an interesting little suspension bridge.

Posted April 24, 2018, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Posted April 23, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

What's everyone's opinion of the new "idiot bar"? Certainly better than getting wacked again

Posted April 20, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Could not get good pix or video of this fellow. Too bad! Traffic sucked.

Posted April 18, 2018, by Luke

Based on the age split of the spans, I'm fairly certain these were relocated.

Posted April 13, 2018, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Posted photos of aqueduct with repairs underway. Looks like repairs should be done by summer, though LOTS of silt needs to be dug out of miles of canal. That was a part of the cause of the aqueduct failing IMHO. I remember what it looked like 50 years ago and recently the canal has become very shabby.

Posted April 11, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Apparently, this fine structure has been damaged (it sounds very severely) in the recent flooding. A person that lives by it tells me it is permanently closed. I have not visited it. Will update when I hear more.

Posted April 9, 2018, by Satolli Glassmeyer (info [at] HistoryInYourOwnBackyard [dot] com)

Here's a short video we just did on the history of the Crooked Creek Bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VJOCzoKQks

Posted April 8, 2018, by J.P. (wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Picture for the recent flooding we had down here. With it less then a mile upstream from the Ohio, it got really close to overrunning it. This was the crest though.

Posted April 8, 2018, by Randy King (rking1 [at] indy [dot] rr [dot] com)

I grew up at the top of the Sugar Creek valley north of this bridge from 1957 to 1968. I could roll my bike out our driveway and coast to the bridge. It had a deck consisting of wooden blocks, end grain up. I have seen it flooded a couple times. Spent many, many childhood hours under and around that beautiful old bridge. Had I known when it was due for demolition, I would have done anything to get my hands on the maker's plate. I think there was only one, at the south end. Though listed as simply the Brown bridge, my dad said that the old timers (even to him) called it the Brank Brown Bridge. I would love to see any other existing photos.

Posted April 8, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Great little bridge!

Posted April 8, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Just missed getting this bridge, as it is being replaced right now.

Posted April 1, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

The gentleman that owes the property tells of a pony truss that once crossed here, he figures at least 50 years ago.

Posted March 30, 2018, by Jeff Wieland (jjwieland [at] gmail [dot] com)

Thanks, Luke, for posting the picture -- I'd never one of this structure before.

And thanks, Bob, for getting video of the piers.

Posted March 29, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

My mom found this postcard. One Helluva Bridge!!!

Posted March 27, 2018, by Bob Kalal (k [dot] kalal [at] comcast [dot] net)

was just there last Friday, 3-23-2018 abutments are still there. Thank You for this info.

at 4:16 video has abutments. https://youtu.be/_GoULIm9ghs

Posted March 26, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Of course, I live in Michigan and have driven on icy roads many times and never hit anything...

If its icy maybe he should have slowed down for a narrow one lane bridge. He is lucky he did not damage this unique, beautiful bridge which is one of my favorites. Its not just "another Pratt truss."

Posted March 26, 2018, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Was past the Aqueduct last week. The floor has been removed and I would assume is being rebuilt. The canal itself has seen some activity with the removal of silt underway. The Canal boat the "Ben Franklin III" is showing some effects from being out in the open for two winters. (It is usually under a cover in the lock south of town during winter but was on the wrong side of the aqueduct when it failed.) I don't expect to see the aqueduct repaired before at least late summer of 2018.

Posted March 24, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Article I forgot to include previously...

http://wane.com/2018/01/22/van-crashes-through-bridge-hangs-...

Posted March 24, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Closed following an accident on Jan 22 where a van slid into the railing and partially off of the bridge. Fortunately, damage appears to be minimal and limited mainly to the railing and the eyebar hangers that support the floor beam closest to the end of the bridge. The endpost and first vertical appear to have escaped damage. After the carnage in Boone County I'm thankful it wasn't worse.

The driver lost control due to icy conditions and was unhurt. It doesn't appear to have been anything more than an unfortunate accident.

Posted March 24, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yeah Yeah Yeah...I Know it's a replacement of a beautiful bridge, BUT in a hundred years people will be looking at it like "wow, they sure did make cool back then".

Posted March 24, 2018, by James Norwood (Jdrjeep [at] icloud [dot] com)

Replacement is set to be bid on this spring 2018 with hopes construction might begin by fall 2018. Total replacement is planned.

Posted March 23, 2018, by Bob Kalal (k [dot] kalal [at] comcast [dot] net)

was there today, 3-23-2018

Bridge looks great.

Posted March 23, 2018, by Chris Della Rocco (cfdellarocco)

http://fox59.com/2018/03/23/bridge-replacement-project-to-be...

Darn shame. Get your final photos in soon.

Posted March 16, 2018, by MFT (matsutwo [at] gmail [dot] com)

It looks like there were at least 2 spans of a truss bridge here in the 1952 and 1962 images from historicaerials.com. I think from the images there is at least 1 pier to the NE that never got a span (maybe more, the images aren't great). They may have wanted to connect Jersey Avenue in the Southwest to the other side of the creek but never finished the project.

Posted March 14, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

County 70 A Steuben County NY has 7 bridges over Big Creek. ALSO a couple over Big Creek Road which has 2 or 3 over Big Creek and is crossed by 70A. Run directly parallel. Have cut through there and noted plethora of bridges, notable only cause of density. Have ascertained pre 1930 many of these were bowstring ponies!Added an 8 mile stretch, next time through there will look for old abutments

Posted March 13, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Question: Is anyone familiar with another area that has a stretch on bridges on one road over such a short distance? It is only .8 miles between DCL # 46 and DCL # 50. DCL # 44 is only about a mile to the east. I think this little jog should be seen by all!

Posted March 13, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, the bridge has been replaced with the MOB ped. Pieces of the original have been made into "art" (?????)

Posted March 13, 2018, by Luke

Photos 24 & 25. Also if you shut off the isometric view it clearly shows the MOB and the amphitheater.

Posted March 13, 2018, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

I don't think an MOB is there. According to maps, the old bridge is still standing. Does anyone have proof that the MOB has actually replaced this bridge?

Posted March 13, 2018, by Archie Marsh (arch [dot] e [dot] marsh [at] gmail [dot] com)

The art is clearly symbolic of man's inhumanity to bridges.

Posted March 12, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Yes, looks like a MOB took over.

Posted March 12, 2018, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Hasen't this bridge been replaced?

Posted February 26, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

This bridge is deck-high with flood water. It has been a lot worse, though. 100 years, lots of flooding and farm equipment...still holding strong. Safe to say, "they don't make 'em like that anymore".

Posted February 25, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Pretty sure this isn't a pony truss, as least anymore.

Posted February 20, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

For what it's worth, here is another article:

Work on covered bridge expected to start in March

Span from Shelby Co. to be rebuilt on Beanblossom Creek

Tuesday, February 18, 2018

Bloomington Herald-Times

by Ernest Rollins erollins@heraldt.com

Work on giving Monroe County a wooden covered bridge once more is expected to start in early March.

Trees and brush need to be cleared in order for the Cedsr Ford Bridge to go up in northern Monroe County. It will span Beanblossom Creek in Washington Twosnhip and connect North and Old Maple Grove roads.

It will be the only covered brodge in the county, which once had as many as 14 but has been without any for four decades. It will be a newly constructed bridge, but will use old timber from another Indiana span.

The Cedar Ford Bridge was originally constructed by the Kennedy Brothers in Shelby County in 1885. It was dismantled and the parts were relocated to Monroe County in 1975. It is a single-span bridge, 127 feet long and 15 feet, 4 inches wide. While some of the parts rotted or rusted to a point that they couldn't be used, the goal is to recreate that bridge, combining old and new materials as needed. It will be built as close as possible to where Monroe County's last remaining covered bridge stood before being destroyed in a 1976 fire.

The Cedar Ford Bridge project will also include the realignment of approximately 1,4000 feet of roadway.

Bloomington-based CLR Construction is the prime contractor on the estimated $1.58 million project. The Bloomington office of VS Engineering Inc. designed the project.

Federal funds will pay for 80 percent of the project costs, with Monroe County to contribute the remaining 20 percent. Funding for the National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program will help pay for the county's share of the cost.

Posted February 18, 2018, by Tom Hoffman

Unfortunately, from the highway it appears the south pony truss has collapsed. True shame.

Posted February 18, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Found the location with Tony Dillon's help. My uncle, who has passed, never documented his pictures. The locals I have spoken to verify it is the bridge.

Posted February 14, 2018, by Meme Rud (2mary [dot] rudzinski [at] gmail [dot] com)

It appears this bridge has been demolished according to some ambiguous Facebook posts. Is anyone able to verify?

Posted February 14, 2018, by Meme Rud (2mary [dot] rudzinski [at] gmail [dot] com)

It appears this bridge has been demolished according to some ambiguous Facebook posts. Is anyone able to verify?

Posted February 6, 2018, by Tom Hoffman

Yes, the bridge has been reopened with once again a 12 ton limit. I didn't have a chance to get close look on what was done, like if a drainage system was installed at the north abutment. But I did notice that a rough bump was created at the north end(with grade). That could be rough on the bridge and abutment with vehicles coming down the grade and especially not noticing the bump. I wouldn't think it would cost much to correct that.

Posted February 6, 2018, by Tom Hoffman

Bridge has been reopened with a new metal grate deck and a 5 ton limit. This doesn't seem like an extensive rehab. Possibly touching up on things and deck replacement. I can't help but wonder if the bridge will get an entire rehab someday.

Posted February 5, 2018, by saraanitra (Thebuzzworkllc [at] gmail [dot] com)

Currently closed to all traffic tho Iím not sure if closing is permanent.

Posted February 2, 2018, by Rodent Prediction

Chuckie at Wildcat Creek SIX MORE WEEKS

Posted January 31, 2018, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

My uncle Adrian Ross had a thing for bridges long before I did. He has passed on and my mother has been finding a few interesting pix of bridges around Pike County, Indiana. Will post more as soon as I can identify them.

Posted January 24, 2018, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I feel that's as good a guess as anyone else could make Nathan... You are in the right vicinity of this lost town.

This is a true Mongrel if I've ever seen one! Looks like it may have been several spans judging on the width of the stream. Likely gone for a very long time.

Posted January 23, 2018, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Feel free to correct the location of this bridge. I am just guessing.

Posted January 23, 2018, by C. James Seitzinger (grandmarsh [at] outlook [dot] com)

In the description it reads

(this was a conventional (2-span) structure. At some point afterwards they were reconfigured to form a side-by-side couplet) This is only partially correct.

The bridge structure was originally 4-spans rather than 2-spans. This was built in 1914 with 4-spans, each span measuring one hundred and fifty feet long for a six hundred foot long structure. After the dredges went through(1917-1922)the bridge had to be reset for the new more narrow river channel, and the County line between Newton and Lake also moved, leaving 3 of the 4 spans on Newton County side. Newton became the sole owner. Two of the four spans were kept and put side by side, one span for North 55 traffic and one span for South 55 traffic. Newton county took the other 2 spans and located them across the Iroquois River.

Posted January 23, 2018, by Jeff B

Know this little one-lane bridge well. She's seen a lot in her 108 years. This bridge is being replaced in April 2018 by a new I-beam/concrete structure.

Posted January 19, 2018, by Charles Shultz (truckin1203 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Jan. 2018 the sway on the west end of the bridge does not appear to have increased over the 2006 photo above. Do not know if it naturally stabilized or had work done to it.

Charles

Posted January 18, 2018, by Dan Reitmeyer (danr [at] clrincgrp [dot] com)

This bridge has now undergone some major improvements, along with some road realignment. The Knox county side roadway has been cut down considerably and that dirt moved to the Daviess county side and the road alignment there completely changed to address traffic better. The bridge has been raised almost 3 feet on the Knox county side to allow traffic to cross without impacting the end of the bridge so hard. The entire bridge has been painted a two tone gray and is really a beautiful bridge again.

Posted January 11, 2018, by George oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Another idiot destroying a bridge.Unfortunately there was a casualty.

Posted January 11, 2018, by Jason Smith (flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com)

Destroyed by a recycling truck- driver killed.

http://m.wave3.com/wave/db_338316/contentdetail.htm?contentg...

Twin Bridge (Indiana)
Posted January 9, 2018, by Harley Patterson (kc9gld [at] yahoo [dot] com)

These are the origional twin Bridges at Danville