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Bradley's Ford Bridge

Photos 

Bradley's Ford Bridge

The Indianapolis News: May 29 1925

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BH Photo #477437

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Sugar Creek on Old State Road 1
Location
Johnson County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1873: Replaced 1925
Design
Bowstring through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 250.0 ft.
Also called
Old SR1-Sugar Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.39971, -85.99969   (decimal degrees)
39°23'59" N, 85°59'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/586129/4361611 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90099 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 28, 2020: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • July 28, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

Related Bridges 

Sources 

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

Comments 

Bradley's Ford Bridge
Posted August 20, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Art, yes there was conflicting information in the articles. Tony and I discussed it and added them "as is" hoping more information would be discovered

Bradley's Ford Bridge
Posted August 19, 2020, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Interesting math. The 1925 article says the bridge is 64 years old, meaning it was built in 1861 - I think the 1924 article's 1873 date is correct.

In my opinion, this looks like a Rezner (Ohio Bridge Co.?) but the image is a bit fuzzy. Any opinions?

Also, the last paragraph of the second page seems to suggest that the bridge was moved and reused over the Wabash River in Peru, Indiana. Any thoughts as to whether I'm reading his correctly and, if so, did the move occur?

Regards,

Art S.