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Speel Creek Bridge

Photos 

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

SHAARD photo

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BH Photo #190907

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Speel Creek on CR 50 E
Location
Martin County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1898; replaced 1997
Builder
- Brackett Bridge Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio
Design
Pinned, bedstead pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 28.9 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Also called
Martin County Bridge #1
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.67000, -86.78667   (decimal degrees)
38°40'12" N, 86°47'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/518558/4280178 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shoals
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5100001 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39439 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder
  • March 22, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Status and history
  • March 19, 2009: Updated by J.P.: Replaced by New Bridge
  • February 7, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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