Rating:
2 votes

Stumphole Bridge

Photos 

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

Enlarge

View more info about Indiana historic bridges from the SHAARD database

BH Photo #156202

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This bridge was built in 1894 by the Lafayette Bridge Company to replace a J.J.Daniels built covered bridge that was destroyed by a storm. The abutments were reused for the iron bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over East Fork White River on Stumphole Road
Location
Lawrence County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1894; Lost 1988
Builder
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 150.0 ft.
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.6 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #123
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.80316, -86.58514   (decimal degrees)
38°48'11" N, 86°35'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/536022/4295015 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bedford West
Inventory number
BH 41809 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 12, 2017: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • September 24, 2016: New photos from Tim Wray
  • October 14, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Edited bridge
  • October 14, 2012: Added by Tony Dillon
  • December 26, 2011: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • February 24, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added alt. name
  • February 2, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • March 18, 2009: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Tim Wray - tim [at] backwoodrealm [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Stumphole Bridge
Posted September 24, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

And... Another example of an historic bridge that could have been left in place next to the new ugly!

Stumphole Bridge
Posted September 24, 2016, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Of course, easier said than done.

Stumphole Bridge
Posted September 24, 2016, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Great Pix!!!! I think we need more pictures of this sort!

Stumphole Bridge
Posted October 17, 2012, by Don Morrison

Hey, Mike

Thanks. That's awesome.

East Fork White River Bridge
Posted October 15, 2012, by Mike Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Don,

When you are on the county list page, click on “Exhibit” in the light blue menu bar near the top of the page. This will give you exactly what you are looking for.

MG

East Fork White River Bridge
Posted October 15, 2012, by Don Morrison

I was thinking that it might be good to have a google map on each county page with pins (and possibly corresponding tooltips with names) showing the location of all currently listed bridges in that county. I don't know how difficult it would be to automatically include gps data and bridge names in the county map when a bridge is added, but I suppose it would be a pain to do it manually.

The idea would be to find out if a bridge you want to add has already been added, perhaps under a name not familiar to you. This would reduce the chance of duplicates. This might help most for those who add bridges using internet imagery. It also assumes that gps coordinates are always correct or close.

Might also be more work than it's worth.

Anyone think this might be feasible?

East Fork White River Bridge
Posted October 14, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah... Same one.

I tried to edit some info and ended up adding a whole new page. Oops! Just goes to show one shouldn't try to edit something while heavily medicated! 8^/

East Fork White River Bridge
Posted October 14, 2012, by Clark Vance (cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com)
East Fork White River Bridge
Posted October 14, 2012, by Don Morrison

So...

Is this Stumphole bridge that the road was named after?

Stumphole Bridge
Posted December 26, 2011, by Richard Tekulve (CANOEINDIANA [at] YAHOO>COM)

This bridge was replaced in 1988 with a newer type ugly-generic concrete bridge measuring 823 feet in length. It is about 30 feet over the river and obviously ruined a very scenic picture of tranquility on the East Fork White River. This stream is unmatched for large-older bridges that still remain standing especially in Lawrence and Jackson counties.