Rating:
3 votes

Furnas Mill Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon

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BH Photo #115547

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Two span Pratt through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on CR650S (Pisgah Road). Located in Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area.
Location
Johnson County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Restored in 2006
History
Built in 1885 by the King Bridge Company; rehabilitated 2006
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
2-span,pinned Pratt through truss. Wrought Iron and steel
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 118.7 ft.
Total length: 241.7 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Pisgah Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.38227, -85.99800   (decimal degrees)
39°22'56" N, 85°59'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/586297/4359677 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marietta
Inventory numbers
INNBI 060270 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16439 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 03/2015)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 29.1 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
102

Update Log 

  • October 14, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • August 17, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • December 30, 2016: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Wrought Iron"
  • July 10, 2014: New photo from Andrew Raker
  • September 16, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Adj. coordinates
  • July 21, 2011: New photos from J.P.
  • April 3, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • March 29, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: updated information
  • January 5, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Fixed Coordinates for bridge
  • November 13, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • October 2, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • July 21, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • June 22, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Changed history.

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Andrew Raker

Comments 

Furnas Mill Bridge
Posted January 5, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

I hope you will; it's a great bridge.

Furnas Mill Bridge
Posted January 5, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is a really nice bridge that the Indiana Department of Natural Resources restored a few years back. I like to refer to this as King Bridge Company's "X's and O's" design. It is one of 3 historic truss bridges in the area of Camp Atterbury. I took the 2 pictures posted in a driving rainstorm not long after the bridge was finished. I need to return soon for some better photos of it.

Furnas Mill Bridge
Posted January 5, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Okay Jim......Found the bridge just a little to the Southeast of that location. Should be good to go now.

Furnas Mill Bridge
Posted January 5, 2010, by Jim Grey (mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com)

The geo coordinates listed here place this bridge in the middle of a woods with no creek in sight. Are these the right coordinates: 39.382258,-85.997905 ?

Furnas Mill Bridge
Posted January 1, 2010, by Harold Scudder (hlscudder [at] cablespeed [dot] com)

I like the looks of the abutments and pier carrying this bridge. Looks like they should be sturdy enough. They look to be quite massive.