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Rockford Bridge (1871)

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Rockford Bridge

Jackson County Banner: July 20 1876

BH Photo #468569

Map 

Description 

Described as a "Combination Bridge" this was likely one of Morrison's Inverted Bowstring through trusses and may have been covered. It sat on Wheelock's cast iron abutments and piers.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Truss bridge over East Fork White River on Reddington Street (CR 725N)
Location
Jackson County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1871; Replaced 1884
Builders
- D.H. & C.C. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio (Superstructure)
- Wheelock & Co. (Substructure)
Design
Combination Truss
Also called
Reddington Street Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.98694, -85.89861   (decimal degrees)
38°59'13" N, 85°53'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/595389/4315904 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88667 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 7, 2020: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added CBW as builders - that way all name derivatives/incarnations of the company's bridges are captured when searching CBW
  • March 22, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • March 22, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

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Sources 

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