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Brooksburg Bridge

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Photo taken by Satolli Glassmeyer

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Overview
Abandoned camelback through truss bridge over Indian-Kentuck Creek
Location
Jefferson County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
History
Built in 1894 by the Indiana Bridge Company
Builder
- Indiana Bridge Co. of Muncie, Indiana
Design
Pinned 170'-Camelback through truss with a pinned 73'-Pratt pony on one end and a riveted 50'-Warren pony on the other.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 170.0 ft.
Total length: 293.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.73473, -85.24120   (decimal degrees)
38°44'05" N, 85°14'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/652869/4288808 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Carrollton
Elevation
428 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 37478 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 5, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • April 15, 2010: New photos from J.P.
  • April 5, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • March 15, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee: added coordinates and elevation
  • September 28, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • September 27, 2008: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Satolli Glassmeyer - info [at] scenicroadrallies [dot] com
  • Curtis Lee - clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Brooksburg Bridge
Posted October 19, 2011, by scooter (kyscooter [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I drove up on this one last fall while just riding around. The rest of Brooksburg is interesting as well. There is an old barn with some odd construction.

Brooksburg Bridge
Posted April 15, 2010, by J.P.

added pictures of the pony truss on the west side of this bridge. we stopped and got permission form the man who owned the property to have a look around. but it has trees and everything else growing around and through it.

Brooksburg Bridge
Posted October 10, 2008, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Don

Yeah I see the endpost of it now, but man is it ever entangled by the almost mythical looking overgrowth. It would sure be nice to see this bridge restored and brought back to life.

Tony

Brooksburg Bridge
Posted October 10, 2008, by Don (sega65 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Anthony,

It looks like the pony truss is still there, it's kinda hard to see in the pictures but it's there. I've attached a close up of it from Satolli's pictures below.

Brooksburg Bridge
Posted October 9, 2008, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Satolli

Looking at these pictures, I have never seen as much stuff growing out of abutments as there is on this bridge. I just hope they don't lead to it's demise. It looks like there is a golf course or posh residence behind it. Also looking at the last picture, there is supposed to be a small Warren pony truss on the other end. I can't see for sure, but it almost looks like it's gone.

Tony

Brooksburg Bridge
Posted October 9, 2008, by Don (sega65 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Very cool pictures Satolli. Thanks a lot.

Brooksburg Bridge
Posted October 8, 2008, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Satolli

Thank you! I appreciate you posting these pictures for me. There are several people that were interested in seeing that the bridge does indeed still exist. Would love to see it someday restored as a pedestrian bridge.

Thanks again!

Tony

Brooksburg Bridge
Posted September 28, 2008, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Don

Yeah I added it in hopes that someone out there has some pics to add. I was there several years back and took 1 pic with a film camera(yep....seems like an eternity) from way downstream at the highway bridge. I have been looking for that picture to scan, but no luck so far. I remember at that time not being able to get closer to the bridge. Hopefully someone will respond.

Tony

Brooksburg Bridge
Posted September 28, 2008, by Don

Glad to see this bridge added to the list. Hopefully somebody will upload some pictures soon.