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Conn's Creek Bridge

Photo 

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #445184

Map 

Description 

There is a discrepancy over the lost date for this bridge. IHS says it was 1976 but I'm pretty certain it was gone in the 1960's. The replacement stringer was placed on the beautiful cut stone abutments and may still be in place today. One of at least three built in Rush County by the Kennedy's in which the arch was left off due to the short length.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Conn's Creek on County Road 800 West
Location
Rush County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built in 1884 by the Kennedy Brothers
Builder
- Kennedy Brothers
Design
Multiple Kingpost through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 86.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.55016, -85.59341   (decimal degrees)
39°33'01" N, 85°35'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/620852/4378776 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84813 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

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