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Sharpe Pony Truss Bridge

Photos 

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

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BH Photo #344147

Description 

Reported added to the covered bridge ca. 1930 after a dredging operation created a new channel of Mill Creek.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Mill Creek on CR 1300 South
Location
Putnam County, Indiana, and Owen County, Indiana
Status
Bridge Replaced
History
Added to the Sharpe Covered Bridge ca. 1930; Replaced 2008.
Design
5-panel, riveted Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 148.9 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
County Line Bridge
Putnam #199
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.47034, -86.74364   (decimal degrees)
39°28'13" N, 86°44'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/522050/4369003 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Quincy
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6700173 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 16941 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 11, 2019: New photo from Mike Daffron
  • December 18, 2015: Photo imported by Mike Daffron
  • November 22, 2011: Updated by J.P.: updated location to reflect bridge crosses county line
  • September 29, 2010: Updated by J.P.: bridge has been replaced.
  • February 21, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Adjusted GPS coordinates

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com