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Geneva Bridge (1913)

Photos 

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Description 

Replaced a WIBCo. Whipple truss bridge that was possibly damaged or destroyed in the 1913 flood. Part of the cut stone substructure was reused for this bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker through truss bridge over Flat Rock River on Vandalia Road (in the town of Geneva)
Location
Shelby County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built in 1913 by the Central States Bridge Company
Builders
- Central States Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana (Fabricator)
- National Concrete Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana (Contractors)
Design
9-panel, Pinned Parker through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 174.0 ft.
Total length: 174.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.7 ft.
Also called
Flatrock River-Vandalia Road Bridge Old County Bridge #132
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.39133, -85.72119   (decimal degrees)
39°23'29" N, 85°43'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/610123/4360984 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waldron
Inventory number
BH 44262 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 9, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added information.
  • February 27, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

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Comments 

Vandalia Road Bridge
Posted March 7, 2010, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Tony, thanks for the pictures. For the first time in over 20 years I get to see an image of this bridge. It was on the way to my grandparents and we always went past it on the way. A couple times my grandparents took me, my brother, and cousins walking across. This was a neat setting for a bridge like this in a little town where there are waterfalls in the area. I can remember people swimming and in small boats. I was only five or six when it was torn down in like 1986 or '87 and could not understand why at the time.