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New Castle Bridge Railings

Photos 

East railing

Photo taken by Tony Dillon in June 2013

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BH Photo #257874

Map 

Description 

The New Castle Bridge Company constructed a large number of small steel stringer bridges in it's short existence, as well as many large through truss spans. None of these little structures are known to still exist as they were easily and cheaply replaced. These railings that measure approximately 8 feet in length represent a remnant of one of those spans and are an important piece of history as well.

Facts 

Overview
Bridge over Unknown stream on Campground road
Location
Henry County, Indiana
Status
Railings have been welded onto a culvert, were originally on a small beam bridge that was replaced long ago.
History
Railings originally built on a small steel stringer bridge at an unknown location, later salvaged and moved here.
Builder
- New Castle Bridge Co. of New Castle, Indiana
Design
Lattice railings with plaque from a small steel stringer span.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.85596, -85.38816   (decimal degrees)
39°51'21" N, 85°23'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/637878/4413013 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Dunreith
Inventory number
BH 56902 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,825)
Beam (14,194)
Bridge Remnants (1)
Built 1899 (358)
Built during 1890s (2,719)
Henry County, Indiana (66)
Indiana (4,611)
New Castle Bridge Co. (6)
Open (38,320)
Owned privately (1,494)
Railings (1)
Steel stringer (5,539)

Update Log 

  • July 1, 2013: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

Comments 

New Castle Bridge Railings
Posted January 16, 2017, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Good Movie Railing..........for short subject!

New Castle Bridge Railings
Posted January 15, 2017, by Anonymous

Good Movie Railing..........