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White Creek 250N Bridge

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

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Description 

This was possibly the only example of this type built by IBCo. It was a design that appeared to have several disadvantages that showed up in later years. After being closed due to structural problems, the county simply tore it down. At a later time a replacement bridge was built. Unfortunately this unique span may have been misidentified as a simple Pratt truss, and it's importance not realized until it was too late. Indiana Bridge Company plans for this bridge still exist.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bedstead through truss bridge over White Creek on County Road 250 North
Location
Jackson County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built in 1889 by the Indiana Bridge Company
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
5-panel, pinned Pratt Bedstead through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 79.0 ft.
Total length: 79.0 ft.
Also called
Old County Bridge #69
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.91358, -86.06391   (decimal degrees)
38°54'49" N, 86°03'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/581157/4307603 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brownstown
Inventory number
BH 45415 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 29, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

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