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Campbell Bridge

Photos 

This is the oldest remaining Elkhart span.

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in April 2009

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BH Photo #136421

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Walnut Fork Creek on private lane (former CR 875E)
Location
Montgomery County, Indiana
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built in 1902 by the Elkhart Bridge Co., abandoned when I-74 was built.
Builders
- Elkhart Bridge & Iron Co. of Elkhart, Indiana
- Elkhart Bridge Co.
Design
7-panel, Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 108.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.8 ft.
Also called
Walnut Fork Creek CR 875E Bridge
Former County Bridge #163
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.99882, -86.73816   (decimal degrees)
39°59'56" N, 86°44'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/522350/4427659 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Ross
Inventory number
BH 42194 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name
  • January 19, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • August 12, 2009: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added coordinates
  • April 2, 2009: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

Comments 

Walnut Fork Bridge
Posted August 28, 2009, by Steven J Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

There is another bridge from Montgomery County on your site that I was present when it was moved from it's former site before being moved to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. It's the pony bridge. I was working at the art museum at the time, and the morning it was being lifted from the creek banks, I was there with the director of the museum.

Walnut Fork Bridge
Posted August 27, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Your quite welcome Steven. I wanted to make sure it was on here, as unfortunately it is the last of many nice through trusses in Montgomery County. Being on an abandoned road is the only thing that saved it. The private owner told me they were planning on putting a new floor on it. It has some serious structural issues that need to be dealt with someday. This county, like most, never figured out how to paint a steel bridge.

Walnut Fork Bridge
Posted August 27, 2009, by Steven J Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I was hoping this bridge was included on this website. During the winter months you can see this bridge very clearly from I-74 heading east just either before or after the 44 mile marker.

Thank you for including it.