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Henderson Ford Bridge

Photos 

Henderson Ford Road Bridge

The Indianapolis News: June 10 1965

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BH Photo #443871

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over White River on Henderson Ford Road
Location
Morgan County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
Design
Pennsylvania through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.49910, -86.35531   (decimal degrees)
39°29'57" N, 86°21'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/555431/4372363 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84502 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,742)
Built during 1890s (2,685)
Indiana (4,551)
Lost (20,975)
Lost 1967 (49)
Lost during 1960s (543)
Morgan County, Indiana (69)
Pennsylvania truss (423)
Replaced by new bridge (13,773)
Through truss (13,724)
Truss (30,721)

Update Log 

  • February 19, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • February 19, 2019: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • February 19, 2019: Added by Mike Daffron

Sources 

  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Henderson Ford Road Bridge
Posted February 20, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Tony, I didn't add info on bridge. The only info I have is that the picture was taken 1899.

Henderson Ford Bridge
Posted February 20, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It's certainly possible Mike, but only research of the old commissioners minutes might tell an answer! Did you add the builder and date on the Blue Bluff Road Bridge? The reason I ask is because Wrought Iron Bridge Company is credited and if that is true it would be a rare example of them building a Pennsylvania truss.

Henderson Ford Road Bridge
Posted February 19, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hey Tony. Do you suppose that this and Blue Bluff were made about the same time and same company? If you traveled down the river, they are probably not 2 miles apart

Henderson Ford Road Bridge
Posted February 19, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

It was a happy accident. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos!

Henderson Ford Road Bridge
Posted February 19, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

ALRIGHT!! Nice to finally see an image of a bridge my family and I used to hang around when I was a kid. Way to go Melissa!