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Cutsinger Ford Bridge

Photos 

Cutsinger Bridge

The Edinburgh Daily Courier: May 22 1884

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BH Photo #452069

Map 

Description 

Contract let on May 8, 1884 at a total cost of $20,207.85

Facts 

Overview
Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Big Blue River on County Road 800 East
Location
Johnson County, Indiana, and Shelby County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1884; deck collapsed twice in 1965; closed and replaced in 1975
Builder
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
2-span, pinned wrought iron Whipple through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 177.5 ft.
Total length: 355.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Also called
CR 800 E - Big Blue River Bridge
County Line Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.37784, -85.95312   (decimal degrees)
39°22'40" N, 85°57'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/590168/4359229 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85901 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 12, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added stuff
  • July 12, 2019: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added truss type
  • July 12, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

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

Comments 

Cutsinger Ford Bridge
Posted July 12, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Y'all are making my day ! Thursday October 4 2018 was my first post; field visit to Cherry Shoals Bridge. Winning Author's Choice and photo of the year from Bridgehunters Chronicles was an Honor. It has been a great year thanks to my fellow Bridgehunters.

Cutsinger Ford Bridge
Posted July 12, 2019, by Luke

Melissa honestly deserves an Othmann Award nomination, because she's become one of the site's best/most consistent contributors in what, less than a year?

Cutsinger Ford Bridge
Posted July 12, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nick,all the credit goes to Melissa... She's doing an amazing job of finding all these lost beauties! I'm just happy to help her where I can!

Cutsinger Ford Bridge
Posted July 12, 2019, by Nick Schmiedeler (nick [at] nickschmiedeler [dot] com)

Very cool stuff, Tony

Cutsinger Bridge
Posted July 12, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Tony !

Cutsinger Bridge
Posted July 12, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Art !