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Gordon Bridge

Photos 

Photo ca. 1890

BH Photo #444970

Map 

Description 

One span collapsed in early March of 1926, remaining structure replaced later that year with Luten Arch concrete structure. The concrete arches were in turn replaced in 1985.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Big Blue River on Old Marion Road (Now Morristown Rd.)
Location
Shelby County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built ca. 1870's
Builder
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio (Likely Fabricator)
Design
Bowstring through truss (2-span)
Also called
Old Marion Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.56088, -85.77100   (decimal degrees)
39°33'39" N, 85°46'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/605577/4379742 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shelbyville
Inventory number
BH 77806 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • June 29, 2017: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

Comments 

Gordon Bridge
Posted March 26, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

I agree that CBW is the likely builder.