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Lost River-Stevens Rd. Bridge

Photos 

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

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Description 

A unique and likely experimental design was used on this span. David Hammond of the Wrought Iron Bridge Company patented this design on the 21st of November in 1876. Only 2 built by his firm are known to survive, one in Linn County, Iowa and one in nearby Pike County, Indiana. Another one in Bureau County, IL succumbed to flooding in 2013. A span in Greene County, PA that survives was actually built by the competing Massillon Bridge Company in 1877. The 2 photos of this long lost bridge don't resemble the remaining WIBCo. spans and leave some doubt as to who built it.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Hammond through truss bridge over Lost River on Stevens Road
Location
Orange County, Indiana
Status
Removed but not replaced
History
Built ca.1880
Design
Pratt variant featuring double-intersecting counters.
Dimensions
Total length: 103.8 ft.
Deck width: 12.8 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.2 ft.
Also called
Old County Bridge #21
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.59935, -86.65949   (decimal degrees)
38°35'58" N, 86°39'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/529651/4272372 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 77628 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,182)
Built during 1880s (1,645)
Hammond through truss (3)
Indiana (4,198)
Lost (18,690)
Orange County, Indiana (47)
Through truss (12,899)
Total length 100-125 feet (4,647)
Truss (29,448)

Update Log 

  • June 14, 2017: Added by Tony Dillon

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