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Sugar Creek Bridge

Photos 

West side

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in February 2010

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BH Photo #156545

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over Sugar Creek on Private lane
Location
Hancock County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built at an unknown location and later moved here for private use.
Design
Pinned, 3 panel Pratt pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.91614, -85.59859   (decimal degrees)
39°54'58" N, 85°35'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/619772/4419389 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shirley
Inventory number
BH 44281 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built during 1900s (6,350)
Hancock County, Indiana (21)
Indiana (4,200)
Open (36,905)
Owned privately (1,310)
Pony truss (15,088)
Pratt pony truss (3,200)
Pratt truss (8,071)
Truss (29,557)

Update Log 

  • January 28, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • February 28, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Sugar Creek Bridge
Posted June 2, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

A real possibility Tim.

I checked the SHAARD listings and found only a couple ponies documented, but none over Sugar. There used to be lots of truss bridges over that creek... thru and ponies. Only the Hays Bridge and this transplant survive.

Sugar Creek Bridge
Posted June 2, 2016, by Tim Wilkinson (tdw6870caw [at] gmail [dot] com)

There were a couple of pony bridges crossing Sugar Creek on roads 900N & 1000N. I remember these as a child when our family would go to Harlan cemetery. They were replaced long ago. I do not see them on your Hancock County list. I wonder if this bridge is one if them.

Sugar Creek Bridge
Posted June 2, 2016, by Tim Wilkinson (tdw6870caw [at] gmail [dot] com)

There were a couple of pony bridges crossing Sugar Creek on roads 900N & 1000N. I remember these as a child when our family would go to Harlan cemetery. They were replaced long ago. I do not see them on your Hancock County list. I wonder if this bridge is one if them.