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Lower Blue Creek Bridge 14-24-04x

Photo 

Vintage postcard scan.

Scan by Bill Eichelberger

Enlarge

BH Photo #166186

Map 

Description 

This bridge was actually in pretty good condition when it was bypassed. Unfortunately an arson attempt severely damaged it and it later collapsed into the creek.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Howe through truss bridge over Blue Creek
Location
Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana
Status
Collapsed several years after being heavily damaged by fire.
History
Built 1894
Design
Howe through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 130.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.39282, -85.02754   (decimal degrees)
39°23'34" N, 85°01'39" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/669857/4362225 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brookville
Inventory numbers
WGCB 14-24-04x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 45360 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,497)
Brookville, Indiana (4)
Built 1894 (213)
Built during 1890s (2,611)
Collapsed (202)
Covered (1,405)
Franklin County, Indiana (62)
Howe through truss (374)
Howe truss (463)
Indiana (4,293)
Lost (20,117)
Lost 1984 (79)
Lost during 1980s (1,102)
Through truss (13,297)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,450)
Truss (30,078)

Update Log 

  • July 8, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Fixed coordinates
  • July 8, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Added GPS coords
  • May 22, 2010: Added by Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Lower Blue Creek Bridge
Posted June 24, 2013, by Bill Eichelberger

I have the "Covered Bridges on the Byways of Indiana" book. I can try to scan the pic if that would work.

Lower Blue Creek Bridge
Posted June 24, 2013, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I might have an old postcard or two of the bridge Roy... I'll let you know via E-mail if I do. Also check your library to see if they have a copy of Bryan Ketcham's book "Covered Bridges on the byways of Indiana". The picture dates from the 1940's and I remember it having a Poppers Clothing ad on the portal.

Lower Blue Creek Bridge
Posted June 23, 2013, by Roy Smith (rssdsbs [at] gmail [dot] com)

I was born and raised in Brookville and crossed that bridge every day going to school. I'd like to find a good picture so my wife could paint it.

Gasparilla Island FL swing bridge
Posted March 27, 2011, by Peter Sholley (psholley [at] comcast [dot] net)

As there are only 8 recorded swing bridges in Florida, perhaps you would like to add ours. The bridge is in Charlotte county.

Gasparilla Island FL swing bridge
Posted March 27, 2011, by Peter Sholley (psholley [at] comcast [dot] net)

As there are only 8 recorded swing bridge in Florida, perhaps you would like to add ours.