Historic postcard view
"PIKE BRIDGE ST.PAUL, IND
BH Photo #189933
The historic postcard refers to this span as the "Pike Bridge" and I would assume that the road it originally carried was indeed a pike (i.e. Greensburg-Shelbyville Pike) but that is just an assumption. I have done some digging but have yet to come up with a definite on this. Could have also been named for a land owner by the name of Pike.
This bridge was likely replaced by the current steel truss around 1915. The steel bridge has the same configuration of a through/pony truss and sits on the former spans cut stone abutments.
- Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Flatrock River on Mound Road
- Shelby County, Indiana
- Replaced by new bridge
- Likely built in the 1870's-1880's and replaced around 1915 by the current bridge using the same abutments.
- Bowstring through truss with bowstring pony approach.
Length of largest span: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 167.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.41901, -85.63315 (decimal degrees)
39°25'08" N, 85°37'59" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/617659/4364167 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 47252 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- December 6, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon