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Rockford Bridge (1891)

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Rockford Bridge

Jackson County History

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BH Photo #468175

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Description 

After the 1870 structure was declared unsafe in 1884 a new 3-span iron bridge was built in it's place. When flooding in March of 1891 damaged the river pier an attempt was made to repair it and save the Western 2 spans. After that failed the Pennsylvania truss was build to span the river channel without a pier.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pennsylvania through truss bridge over East Fork White River on Reddington Street (CR 725N)
Location
Jackson County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Pratt through truss built 1884; Pennsylvania through truss built 1891; Replaced 1971.
Builders
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana (Pennsylvania truss)
- Indianapolis Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana (Pratt truss)
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 280.0 ft.
Total length: 420.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.98709, -85.89887   (decimal degrees)
38°59'14" N, 85°53'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/595367/4315920 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88630 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 28, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • March 20, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • March 20, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch

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Sources 

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

Comments 

Rockford Bridge (1891)
Posted March 23, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Tom, I'm thrilled you enjoyed and appreciated our efforts!

Rockford Bridge (1891)
Posted March 23, 2020, by Tom Hoffman

Melissa and Tony thanks for info on this bridge and the ones that existed before this one. Another crossing where I wondered what the previous one was. Wow, there was once a Pennsylvania truss there! I guess there have been five bridges at this location. The 1971 UCEB was also replaced in 2014. Word was it was narrow and falling apart.