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CR 575E - Big Blue River Bridge

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CR 575E - Blue River Bridge

The Daily Reporter: February 10 1970

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BH Photo #444109

Map 

Description 

This bridge has several elements that point to Winfield Fries, who was the county engineer, as being the designer. It was likely fabricated by the Columbia Bridge Company.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Blue River on County Road 575 East
Location
Hancock County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1887 and replaced in 1987.
Builders
- Columbia Bridge Co. of Dayton, Ohio (Likely Fabricator)
- Winfield Fries of Greenfield, Indiana (Likely Designer)
Design
8-panel, pinned Pratt through truss 5-panel, pinned Pratt pony approach trusses on each end
Also called
Morristown Pike Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.70358, -85.69185   (decimal degrees)
39°42'13" N, 85°41'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/612146/4395676 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84575 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Tweaked Luke's change... This is a "Likely Fabricator" based on 2 other bridges built about the same time.
  • February 28, 2019: Updated by Luke: Removed category "Columbia Bridge Co." Added category "Columbia Bridge Co. of Dayton, Ohio"
  • February 28, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

CR 575E - Big Blue River Bridge
Posted February 28, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Luke and Tony !