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Old Huntsville Road Bridge

Photo 

The Indianapolis News: April 27 1950

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BH Photo #474435

Map 

Description 

Although badly mangled, a couple details show that lead me to believe this was likely a Columbia Bridge Works span.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Fall Creek on Huntsville RoadAl
Location
Madison County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed by collision
History
Destroyed 1950 due to an automobile collision; replaced 1952 by the current truss bridge.
Builder
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio (likely Fabricator)
Design
Appears to have been a very old wrought iron through truss, likely a Pratt.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.00796, -85.73553   (decimal degrees)
40°00'29" N, 85°44'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/607923/4429406 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89687 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 25, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • June 25, 2020: Added by Tony Dillon

Related Bridges 

Sources 

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

Comments 

Old Huntsville Road Bridge
Posted June 27, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

True Art... I forgot about Tom's Run, a crazy-short 94 ft Whipple truss!

Perhaps Melissa can turn up more info on this one.

Old Huntsville Road Bridge
Posted June 26, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Tony,

Depends on the age. Early 1880s and earlier 120' could go either way. Tom's Run is a Whipple, Mead Ave.'s spans are are 126' each.

Regards,

Art S.

Old Huntsville Road Bridge
Posted June 26, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yeah, I thought you'd approve Art!😜

The crossing is a bit short for a Whipple, as the current truss is only 119 ft.

Old Huntsville Road Bridge
Posted June 26, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Thanks Art !

Old Huntsville Road Bridge
Posted June 26, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nice find Melissa!

Tony, I'm glad you identified it rather than me :^)

Its possibly a Whipple. CBW fed the diagonals through the verticals and it looks like that may be the case here. Its a bit tough to tell with everything twisted.

Regards,

Art S.