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Merritt Park Bridge

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Hendricks County BIR photo

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BH Photo #466567

Map 

Description 

Part of a 3 bridge contract that also included the Jenkins and Hufford spans. All were enhanced with elaborate portal decorations uncommon for 1915.

Additional information provided by Jim Cooper and Melissa Brand-Welch.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over White Lick Creek on Rd 200 N
Location
Hendricks County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1915 by the Central States Bridge Company; Replaced 1975
Builder
- Central States Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
Design
7-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Also called
G.H. Merritt Bridge
Old County Bridge #68
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.79286, -86.40987   (decimal degrees)
39°47'34" N, 86°24'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/550525/4404934 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88371 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 26, 2020: New photos from Tony Dillon

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