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Eel River Bridge

Photos 

Eel River Bridge 1

Photo courtesy Worthington library

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BH Photo #342717

Map 

Description 

Two types of truss. Previously a covered bridge

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge
Location
Worthington, Greene County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge in 1971
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.12385, -86.96963   (decimal degrees)
39°07'26" N, 86°58'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/502625/4330521 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 70154 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Greene County, Indiana (79)
Indiana (4,198)
Lost (18,686)
Lost 1971 (42)
Lost during 1970s (387)
Replaced by new bridge (12,384)
Through truss (12,892)
Truss (29,442)
Worthington, Indiana (1)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2017: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • November 29, 2015: Updated by Mike Daffron: Replaced 1971
  • November 28, 2015: Added by Mike Daffron

Sources 

  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Eel River Bridge
Posted November 30, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Looks like an earlier state highway structure likely from the 1920's. They got away from using Pratt through's by the 1930's and went with Parker trusses for the additional overhead clearance.

Eel River Bridge
Posted November 29, 2015, by Mike Daffron (Daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

These postcards came from the Worthington library. I remember traveling the old truss but for some reason my parents don't. We traveled it a lot