Lost River-Stevens Rd. Bridge
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.
- Lost Hammond through truss bridge over Lost River on Stevens Road
- Orange County, Indiana
- Removed but not replaced
- Built ca.1880
- Pratt variant featuring double-intersecting counters.
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)
- June 14, 2017: Added by Tony Dillon