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Old SR 244-Flatrock River Bridge

Photos 

South side

Photo taken by Jim Cooper in June, 1981

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BH Photo #469487

Map 

Description 

Built in 1903 on what was then County Road 200 South, it was taken over by the state when State Road 244 was formed in 1932.

On March 10, 1980 an overweight truck crossed it causing a partial collapse. The issue was apparently with the cut stone substructure, which may have been reused from an earlier span. A temporary bridge was built on the North side and used until it was replaced 3 years later.

Thanks as always to Jim Cooper for the information and use of his photos!

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Flatrock River on State Road 244
Location
Rush County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1903; Bypassed with a temporary span 1980; Replaced 1983
Builder
- New Castle Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
Design
11-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 168.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Also called
Old County Road 200 South Bridge
State Highway Bridge #6055
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.49674, -85.54869   (decimal degrees)
39°29'48" N, 85°32'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/624790/4372907 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88848 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2020: New photos from Tony Dillon

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