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Reyker Cloud Bridge

Photos 

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

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Video 

Abandoned Bridges of Indiana # 4

Mike Daffron

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Description 

On a long abandoned road in Jefferson Proving Grounds

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned Pratt through truss bridge over Big Creek on Old CR 1050S
Location
Ripley County, Indiana
Status
Abandoned
History
Built in 1892 by the Lafayette Bridge Company
Builder
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Design
6-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Also called
Jefferson Proving Ground #1
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.92071, -85.37416   (decimal degrees)
38°55'15" N, 85°22'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/640945/4309234 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rexville
Inventory number
BH 44421 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Fixed typos
  • September 14, 2019: New video from Mike Daffron
  • September 28, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 16, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added builder and date
  • March 13, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Reyker Cloud Bridge
Posted September 14, 2019, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

One of my favorite bridges in Indiana. NOT easy to get to. In the former Jefferson Proving Grounds. Don't go until cool months. We got lost trying to find our way back. But, we did find every burr/sticktight/briar in Southeastern Indiana. Along with Pigeon Creek in Warrick Co., the most remote bridge I've been to.

Reyker Cloud Bridge
Posted September 14, 2019, by Melissa Brand-Welch (melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com)

Love it