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Smart Ditch Bridge

Photo 

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Smart Ditch on IN 39
Location
Jackson County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1908; replaced 1992
Design
Pinned Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 73.2 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Also called
Bridge #5499A
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.76566, -85.93604   (decimal degrees)
38°45'56" N, 85°56'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/592434/4291309 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tampico
Inventory numbers
INNBI 013070 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39267 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1908 (664)
Built during 1900s (6,833)
Indiana (4,627)
Jackson County, Indiana (75)
Lost (22,463)
Lost 1992 (449)
Lost during 1990s (3,853)
Pony truss (15,730)
Pratt pony truss (3,495)
Pratt truss (8,780)
Replaced by new bridge (15,005)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,643)
Truss (31,317)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added truss type and coordinates
  • February 5, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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