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Melock Hill Bridge

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

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Description 

This was a Morrison designed bowstring truss built by the Columbia Bridge Works and similar to the Mallaham Bridge in Putnam County, OH. Unfortunately, in it's latter years in was heavily damaged and modified. Removal date is unknown.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring pony truss bridge over Log Lick Creek, Br. on Melock Hill Road (CR89)
Location
Switzerland County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca.1870 by the Columbia Bridge Works
Builders
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
- D.H. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio
Design
Wrought iron bowstring pony truss
Dimensions
Span length: 38.0 ft.
Total length: 38.0 ft.
Deck width: 11.0 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #22
Morrison Bowstring Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.80299, -84.98192   (decimal degrees)
38°48'11" N, 84°58'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/675240/4296848 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Florence
Inventory number
BH 44627 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 27, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

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Comments 

Melock Hill Bridge
Posted March 29, 2010, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Leave it to the Columbia Bridge Works to use rolled members on a Bowstring.