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Honeytown Bridge

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Honeytown Bridge

Jackson County Banner: September 13 1980

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BH Photo #457160

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over East Fork White River on County Road 25 East
Location
Jackson County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed by collision
History
Built in 1882; Struck by pickup truck September 11, 1980, causing north span to collapse - was subsequently removed around year's end
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
(2)11-panel, pinned Whipple through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 159.0 ft.
Total length: 325.0 ft.
Also called
CR 25E (Base Rd.)-East Fork White River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.89956, -86.03366   (decimal degrees)
38°53'58" N, 86°02'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/583795/4306074 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86803 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and other stuff
  • October 1, 2019: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Honeytown Bridge
Posted November 1, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Tom, you're welcome, it's my pleasure.

Honeytown Bridge
Posted November 1, 2019, by Tom Hoffman

Melissa, thanks for the info on this bridge as well. Another area I'd been too crossing a daggone UCEB to wonder what the previous bridge was. A spectacular two span Whipple truss that once existed. I guess people who don't know how to drive has been a problem for awhile.

Honeytown Bridge
Posted October 1, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thank you Nathan!

I wasn't sure if this was in his database and hadn't had time to check. I remember when this bridge collapsed.

CR 25E (Base Rd.)-East Fork White River Bridge
Posted October 1, 2019, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Is this the bridge called the Honeytown Bridge? If so, here is the information from James Cooper's database:

Honeytown Bridge

Carries: Honeytown Rd./C.R. #39 Over: White River, E. Fork

County: Jackson(36), Bridge #: 83

Structure Length 325 feet. Clear Span: 159 feet. Structure Width 17 feet. Road Width (ft/in) 16/4

Panels: 11, Spans: 2

Built: 1882

Replaced: 1983 By: CPC I-beam

Built by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio. Cut-stone abutments, piers, and wingwalls. Twenty-two feet and five inch truss depth, strengthened by a horizonal rod running through and attached to the interior verticals at mid-depth. The interior verticals consisted of I-beams reinforced with a plate riveted to each flange. Counter-braced in the three most central panels. U-bolted to the lower pins, eighteen-inch girder floor-beams carried runs of steel replacement stringers supporting a timber roadway.

CR 25E (Base Rd.)-East Fork White River Bridge
Posted October 1, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Tony, guess on the builder?