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Whisnand Ford Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Indiana Departement of Transportation

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BH Photo #147379

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Whisnand Ford Bridge

Mike Daffron

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Description 

Despite the nearness to Lampkin Ridge Road, this bridge was never a part of it. The span was moved here at some unknown time and was placed on new concrete abutments. It was probably meant to gain access to land on the other side of the creek, but there is no evidence that any road was ever built here.

This bridge has identical attributes to the former Kent Road Bridge that was built by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned pratt through truss bridge over Stephens Creek
Location
Monroe County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
History
Built in 1890 over Griffey Creek; moved in 1930 to this location
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Wrought iron, pinned Pratt through truss.
Dimensions
Total length: 95.0 ft.
Also called
Robertson Ford Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.15194, -86.41055   (decimal degrees)
39°09'07" N, 86°24'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/550932/4333803 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Unionville
Inventory number
BH 41286 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 3, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • September 2, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
  • May 5, 2015: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 16, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic names and corrected build date
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • October 9, 2009: Updated by J.P.: added alternative name.
  • March 10, 2009: Added by Anthony Dillon

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Comments 

Whisnand Ford Bridge
Posted May 5, 2015, by Mike Daffron

Bridge is in sorry shape

Stephens Creek Bridge
Posted October 10, 2009, by Todd aka "bridgebuilder" (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

I feel sorry for historic bridges abandoned like this one. All is needed is for a local school or college with engineering, and or machining students, mixed with a few caring historians, get heads together and BAM! there is a scenic spot to admire. Poughkeepse, NY is leading the way on the subject of saving history. It is time other states hop on the bandwagon.