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McCloud Nature Park Bridge

Photos 

End view

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in August 2009

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BH Photo #145519

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Relocated Warren through truss bridge across Big Walnut Creek on trail in McCloud Nature Park
Location
Hendricks County, Indiana
Status
Used for pedestrian traffic and also park and emergency vehicles
History
Built 1913 over the Big Monon Ditch on CR700S in Pulaski County; moved to McCloud Nature Center in 2009-2010
Builder
- Winamac Bridge Co. (possible fabricator)
Design
Bolted Warren through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Also called
Pulaski County #15 (original location)
Pulaski County #15 (original location)
Big Monon Ditch CR 700S Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.83248, -86.68404   (decimal degrees)
39°49'57" N, 86°41'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/527035/4409211 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
North Salem
Land survey
T. 16 N., R. 2 W., Sec. 18
Inventory number
BH 43260 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 3, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • June 27, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • March 1, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Adjusted GPS coordinated
  • February 27, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added new information
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • November 4, 2009: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • August 21, 2009: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

Comments 

McCloud Nature Center Bridge
Posted June 7, 2010, by Anonymous (yo [at] yo [dot] com)

Was the relocation of the bridge to the park a "No Adverse Effect" to the historic resource? What does the State Historic Preservation Office think of the project? Did the project receive any Federal (or FHWA) funding?

McCloud Nature Center Bridge
Posted March 1, 2010, by Todd D. Walker (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

Always makes me feel good when trusses get refurbished. Even if they are left as foot bridges, it is far better than selling them for scrap in favor of their UCEB replacement.

McCloud Nature Center Bridge
Posted September 3, 2009, by Steve Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Cool bridge Tony, as I mentioned on my email to you. I will head down 75 and go see the bridge. I was under the impression that the new trail expansion was already open. Must not be if they are still reassembling the bridge.

Will keep you informed.