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Little Potato Creek CR 900E Bridge

Photo 

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

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Map 

Description 

Large bedstead with unusually wide 17'6" panels (4) helps to identify this as a Lafayette built span.

Facts 

Overview
Lost pony truss bridge over Little Potato Creek on CR 900 East
Location
Montgomery County, Indiana
Status
Road is closed and bridge has been removed
History
Built 1894 by the Lafayette Bridge Company
Builder
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Design
4-panel, pinned Bedstead Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 67.2 ft.
Total length: 68.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.4 ft.
Also called
Old County Bridge #28
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.16761, -86.73385   (decimal degrees)
40°10'03" N, 86°44'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/522663/4446394 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Colfax
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5400021 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16677 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 5, 2011: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added new info
  • June 27, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Bird's eye shows this bridge is gone.

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Comments 

Little Potato Creek Bridge
Posted December 4, 2011, by Richard Tekulve (canoeindiana [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This was originally bridge #28 on an official 1978 Montgomery County road map I have in my inventory of county road maps.