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Rogers Bridge

Photos 

My Uncle Alvin Ennis (on left) , taken early 50s

Photo taken by Mike Daffron in August 2020

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BH Photo #478310

Map 

Description 

Named for the community that once existed near the bridge. Location is very close to the confluence of the East and West Forks of the White River.

This was an early state highway design Parker truss. The contract price with VBCo was $126, 578.56

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over East Fork White River on State Road 57
Location
Pike County, Indiana, and Daviess County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1928; Replaced 1972
Builders
- Indiana State Highway Commission (Design)
- Vincennes Bridge Co. of Vincennes, Indiana (Fabrication)
Design
(4)10-panel, riveted Parker through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.0 ft.
Total length: 800.0 ft.
Also called
State Road 57-East Fork White River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.53927, -87.22342   (decimal degrees)
38°32'21" N, 87°13'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/480528/4265674 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sandy Hook
Land survey
T. 1 N., R. 7 W., Sec. 6, Sec. 7
Inventory number
BH 70117 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2020: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • August 9, 2020: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • July 12, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • July 12, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added name, truss type and other stuff.
  • April 19, 2020: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 23, 2015: Added by Clark Vance

Sources 

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

Comments 

Rogers Bridge
Posted August 9, 2020, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

I second Melissa's sentiment!

Rogers Bridge
Posted August 9, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Mike, I love your photo !

Rogers Bridge
Posted July 12, 2020, by Tom Hoffman

Finally, a photo of the old bridge! An older style state highway Parker truss. I'll bet it was only 20-22 feet wide which probably doomed it, especially with all of that power plant truck traffic around.

Rogers Bridge
Posted July 12, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Absolutely! 👩‍🦰🧔

(Disclaimer... I have nowhere near that much hair!)

Rogers Bridge
Posted July 12, 2020, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

We're the Dynamic Duo 😎

Rogers Bridge
Posted July 12, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Alright Holmes & Watson (don't know which one of you are which), I have a pic, somewhere, of bridge at Rogers, but I wasn't sure if it was here or IN 61 (which I also have a copy of). Will find them asap!

East Fork White River Bridge
Posted November 23, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Replaced way before the SHAARD database came about. So any photos would likely have to come from a local source.