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Murphin Bridge

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Description 

Winfield Fries drew up the design for this bridge and the following year the same plans were used to build the Hays Bridge. I saw a copy of the blueprints and the name Murphin was lined out and replaced with the Hays name. It is not known if the Columbia Bridge Company (who fabricated the Hays Bridge) also built this one.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on Barnard & Troy Free Pike (CR 900N)
Location
Hancock County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1886
Builder
- Winfield Fries of Greenfield, Indiana (County Engineer & Designer)
Design
6-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 91.8 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.3 ft.
Also called
Barnard & Troy Free Pike Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.91605, -85.72083   (decimal degrees)
39°54'58" N, 85°43'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/609324/4419222 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86757 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 26, 2019: Added by Tony Dillon

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