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Big Jim Bridge

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

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Facts 

Overview
Bowstring pony truss bridge formerly over Lye Creek on CR 700 N
Location
Montgomery County, Indiana
Status
Moved to Indianapolis where it spans the Central Canal behind the Museum Of Art.
History
Built ca. 1880 as a 2-span bridge over Sugar Creek, this span relocated here at a later date.
Builder
- King Iron Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
Wrought iron Bowstring pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 90.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Also called
Former County Bridge #49
Lye Creek CR 700N Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.14252, -86.79965   (decimal degrees)
40°08'33" N, 86°47'59" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/517066/4443594 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kirkpatrick
Inventory numbers
INNBI 5400039 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39473 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Modified truss type
  • February 20, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Adjusted GPS coordinates
  • April 4, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • February 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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