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Overhead Bridge

Photos 

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

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Map 

Description 

Unique laced endposts and top chords. There was possible railroad involvement in the building of this bridge. The bridge was known in the community as the Overhead bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Penn-Central Railroad on Main Street (SR 229)
Location
Batesville, Ripley County, Indiana
Status
Road level crossing built on a new alignment and old bridge removed.
History
Built 1906
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 101.0 ft.
Total length: 101.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.2 ft.
Also called
Main Street SR 229 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.29342, -85.22726   (decimal degrees)
39°17'36" N, 85°13'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/652873/4350836 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Batesville
Inventory number
BH 44402 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added common local name
  • March 12, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

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Comments 

Main Street SR 229 Bridge
Posted March 22, 2010, by Rocky Rococco (rockyr74 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

this was a beautiful old bridge that framed the steeple of the St. Louis Catholic Church as you came into town from the south. It could have been left in place.

Main Street SR 229 Bridge
Posted March 13, 2010, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge was replaced by a regular railroad crossing hundreds of feet away in like 1990 or so. This is another bridge that could have been left in place. Travelers should expect long delays now because of increased rail traffic.