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Lick Creek CR 300W Bridge

Photo 

Lick Creek Bridge

Anderson Daily Bulletin: February 5 1960

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BH Photo #442724

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Lick Creek on County Road 300 West
Location
Madison County, Indiana
Status
Collapsed. Replaced by new bridge.
History
Built 1879
Builder
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio (based on the portal bracing and verticals - end post and cast element nearest camera are missing in photo)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.95500, -85.73000   (decimal degrees)
39°57'18" N, 85°43'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/608479/4423534 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84231 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 20, 2019: Updated by Art Suckewer: truss type and probable builder
  • January 20, 2019: Added by Melissa Brand-Welch

Sources 

  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Lick Creek CR 300W Bridge
Posted January 23, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Tony,

The verticals don't seem right for Milwaukee B&I Works (which are often distinct as well) these are each two parallel elements with connecting blocks which is a trait of CBW.

Although I'm not fond of the idea of a CBW failing, I'm still leaning towards CBW and I don't thing Milwaukee B&I Works is a contender. There may be other options though.

Regards,

Art S.

Lick Creek CR 300W Bridge
Posted January 21, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Hard to tell for sure if those are circles at the top of the portals... or small X bracings. Could definitely be a CBW span, but could also be an early Milwaukee B&I Works as well.

Lick Creek Bridge
Posted January 20, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Art !