Photo taken by Brent Tindall in February 2016
License: Released into public domain
BH Photo #349142
Crawfordsville Sunday Star (September 2, 1901) The arch was completed at 5:30 pm on Friday August 30 with the last stone set. A metal box was inserted into the stone that had the following writing:
“A. J. Yawger, the contractor acting as the master of ceremonies on the conclusion of his work: Bridge 91 West P. & E. RR over Dry Branch, Crawfordsville IND.
Completed Aug. 30, 1901
J. A. Barnard - Gen. Manager
C. A. Paquette - Superintendent
M. A. Neville - Engr’. M of W.
F. C. Lingenfelter - - Ass’t Eng’r
J. E. Perry - - - - - Inspector
J. W. Markley - - Supt. B.& B.
D. Kiley - - - Supt. Tracks
Yawger & Battefeld - - Contractors
E. M. Coughlan - - Superintendent
H. Bierman - - - - Mason
Last Ston set at 5:30 P.M.
A.J. Yawger, Master of Ceremonies
No life was lost and no injuries sustained by anyone in the dangerous work. Not a train was delayed and yet work has been one of the great gravity. Bridge superintendent Markley, largely responsible for the work, should feel proud of the successfully completion of the great contract”
this bridge is still in use. it's railroad bridge that connects to a factory. we wish it was not in use by the railroad since it blocks access from town to a recreational trail built on the track bed beyond the bridge.