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Old CR 400 N Bridge

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Overview

Photo taken by James McCray

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BH Photo #187128

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Description 

The road leading to the bridge from the East is fenced off a short distance before it, and another fence just to the West denotes the property line for the Mt. Comfort Airport. The bridge is apparently not on the county road system anymore and may or may not be county owned.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Buck Creek on a closed off section of CR 400 N
Location
Hancock County, Indiana
Status
May be used occasionally by Mt. Comfort Airport personnel
History
Removed from county bridge inventory sometime prior to 1979.
Design
This appears to be a later (much heavier) version of a pinned Pratt pony.
Also called
Former Hancock County Bridge #64
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.84180, -85.88680   (decimal degrees)
39°50'30" N, 85°53'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/595242/4410792 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cumberland
Inventory number
BH 47021 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Hancock County, Indiana (21)
Indiana (4,198)
Owned by county (18,847)
Pony truss (15,049)
Pratt pony truss (3,180)
Pratt truss (8,017)
Truss (29,437)
Unknown status (1,413)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 21, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added new information
  • November 15, 2010: Added by James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com