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Hoosier Land Park Bridge

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Looking East

Photo taken by Tony Dillon in April 2017

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BH Photo #387188

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Description 

Hoosier Land Park Campground was opened in 1965 by a gentleman named Mack Farmer. Sometime shortly thereafter, he acquired this bridge from Madison County and reconstructed it over Pipe Creek to join the 2 sides of his park together. The bridge has no altercations that I could find and is complete except for some missing lower lateral bracing. It received a new deck in 2011 as well as having the insides of the trusses painted bridge Red. The park has changed hands twice since Mr. Farmer started it, but I hope to eventually find more information about the original location of the bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals bridge over Pipe Creek on park road.
Location
Madison County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic on a private road.
History
Moved to this location in the late 1960's after reportedly coming off a Madison County road.
Design
Riveted 4-panel Warren pony truss with alternating verticals.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.29160, -85.62176   (decimal degrees)
40°17'30" N, 85°37'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/617145/4461033 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gaston
Inventory number
BH 76589 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built during 1910s (8,792)
Indiana (4,199)
Madison County, Indiana (51)
Open (36,832)
Owned privately (1,300)
Painted red (54)
Pony truss (15,068)
Preserved (1,061)
Riveted (1,899)
Truss (29,505)
Warren pony truss (2,954)
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals (499)
Warren truss (5,817)

Update Log 

  • April 16, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added categories "Painted red", "Riveted"
  • April 15, 2017: Added by Tony Dillon

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