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White River IN 39 Bridge (Older)

Photo 

IN 39 White River

From 1939 Martinsville Newspaper. Picture is looking east towards Martinsville and must have been taken from top Pumpkinvine Hill. Awesome!!!

Martinsville Public Library

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BH Photo #384265

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over White River on IN 39
Location
Morgan County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Design
Through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.43413, -86.45013   (decimal degrees)
39°26'03" N, 86°27'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/547321/4365098 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 76242 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Indiana (4,198)
Lost (18,689)
Lost during 1950s (387)
Morgan County, Indiana (62)
Replaced by new bridge (12,388)
Through truss (12,893)
Truss (29,444)

Update Log 

  • March 24, 2017: Added by Mike Daffron

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

White River IN 39 Bridge (Older)
Posted March 28, 2017, by Tom Hoffman

Well there have been a few bridges at this location. First there was a 3-span Kennedy covered bridge well over 500 feet in length. It had a short 20 year life being destroyed by a storm like in the 1890s. All this according to the George Gould guidebook. I'd say this through truss was built after the storm and replaced by the stringer bridge in 1950. Then that bridge was replaced like last year.