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Abel Hill Bridge

Photos 

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

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BH Photo #156219

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Lost River on CR #3
Location
Martin County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built in 1877 by the Columbia Bridge Works; replaced in 1996.
Builder
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
Design
Wrought and cast iron pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 119.0 ft.
Total length: 123.5 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.0 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #79
Lost River CR3 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.53820, -86.80460   (decimal degrees)
38°32'18" N, 86°48'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/517029/4265549 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rusk
Inventory number
BH 44236 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 22, 2016: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • February 24, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

Related Bridges 

  • Lost River Bridge (Successor) - This 1877 beauty was replaced with a less-than-exciting mail-order bridge!
  • Lost River Bridge (Successor) - This 1877 beauty was replaced with a less-than-exciting mail-order bridge!

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Abel Hill Bridge
Posted October 17, 2015, by ArtS (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Found two more pictures of this bridge!:

http://willennar.pastperfectonline.com/photo/676D7728-1979-4...