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E Fourth Street Bridge



Lost Through truss bridge over E Fork Whitewater River on SR 252
Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana
Replaced by new bridge
Replaced 1982, repaired after damage by truck in 1973
Through truss
Also called
E Fork Whitewater River Bridge
SR 252 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.41833, -85.00500   (decimal degrees)
39°25'06" N, 85°00'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/671735/4365100 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 47239 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 22, 2011: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Repair Note
  • December 5, 2010: Added by Ed Hollowell


  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com


E Fourth Street Bridge
Posted April 13, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Haven't happened across a pic of this one yet. The bridge prior to 1912 was a Bowstring, but I've only found a pic showing an abutment and the end of the bridge. Can't tell if it was a through or pony, how many spans, etc.

E Fourth Street Bridge
Posted April 12, 2019, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

I have read that this bridge was a replacement bridge for a concrete bridge built in 1912-1913. The newspaper article I read said that the new concrete bridge was accepted by the county just one week before it was washed out in the March, 1913 flood. Witnesses stated that the concrete bridge plugged and formed a dam that made the flooding worse as it released a torrent of water when it broke.

E Fourth Street Bridge
Posted November 22, 2014, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Since seeing a listing for this bridge, I have always wondered what type of through truss this one was. I'm thinking it could have been an older type. Does anybody have photos or info on this bridge?