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Turkey Run Suspension Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by J.P. in December 2009

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BH Photo #150481

Map 

Description 

Wooden deck. Rebuilt in 2013 after damaged during April 2013 flood. Everything new except main cables.

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over Sugar Creek on Pedestrian Path
Location
Parke County, Indiana
Status
Re-opened in October 2013.
History
Built 1918 after collaspe of the orginal bridge
Builders
- Layette Engineering Co.
- Wallace Marshall
Design
Wire suspension
Dimensions
Total length: 202.0 ft.
Deck width: 4.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.88934, -87.19951   (decimal degrees)
39°53'22" N, 87°11'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/482942/4415494 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wallace
Inventory number
BH 43722 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 23, 2015: New photo from Gene Smania
  • February 22, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • October 17, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • July 10, 2014: New photo from Andrew Raker
  • December 28, 2013: Updated by Brent Tindall: Changed status to open.
  • May 11, 2013: Updated by J.P.: closed due to recent flooding
  • August 4, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: bulders and dimensions
  • March 8, 2010: New photos from James McCray
  • December 8, 2009: Added by J.P.

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Jay Johnson - Article "Getting To The Other Side" from "Outdoor Indiana" Magizine Nov. 1989
  • Brent Tindall - bizzat219 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Andrew Raker
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net