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Clover Ford-Blue River Park Bridge

Photos 

Restored bridge installed, and awaiting deck.

Photo taken by Nels Raynor, Bach Steel, in April 2019

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BH Photo #447152

Map 

Description 

Moved from over Buck Creek in the Northwest part of the county.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Park Lagoon on Pedestrian Walkway
Location
Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built in 1889 by the King Bridge Company to cross Buck Creek on CR-875W. Relocated to Shelbyville in April 2019.
Builders
- BACH Steel of Holt, Michigan (2018-2019 Relocation and Restoration)
- King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
Six panel wrought iron, pin connected Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 93.3 ft.
Total length: 93.3 ft.
Deck width: 12.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Buck Creek CR 875W Bridge
Shelby County Bridge #13
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.52645, -85.75312   (decimal degrees)
39°31'35" N, 85°45'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/607166/4375941 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
INNBI 7300013 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 85054 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 9, 2019: New photos from Nathan Holth

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Comments 

Blue River Park Bridge
Posted May 9, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

And I am happy that you were chosen Nels... I know it will be done right!

Blue River Park Bridge
Posted May 9, 2019, by Nels Raynor (nels [at] bachsteel [dot] com)

Bach Steel is proud to have had this opportunity to bring our extensive experience with King Bridge Company bridges to Indiana for this relocation, restoration, and reuse of a beautiful King Bridge Company Pratt truss bridge. We hope Shelbyville enjoys this impressive historic bridge.