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Hood's Ford Bridge

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Nearing Flat Rock, Ind.

1911 Postcard View

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BH Photo #483666

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Description 

Another beautiful product of the short-lived Indianapolis Bridge Company, that would have been built between 1883 and 1885. The impressive cut stone abutments and pier remain, and along with two added concrete piers now support the ugly replacement slab.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Flatrock River on County Road 250 West
Location
Shelby County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge utilizing the old substructure
History
Built between 1883-85; Replaced 1971
Builder
- Indianapolis Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
Design
(2)9-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 126.0 ft.
Total length: 252.0 ft.
Also called
Flat Rock Bridge
CR 250W-Flatrock River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.36806, -85.82774   (decimal degrees)
39°22'05" N, 85°49'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/600981/4358277 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90857 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon

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