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Mill Road Bridge

Photos 

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

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Description 

A rare Morrison designed pony truss

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Little Creek on Mill Road (old alignment)
Location
Vanderburgh County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge and road later realigned.
History
Built ca.1875 by the Columbia Bridge Works
Builders
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio
- D.H. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio
Design
Wrought iron, pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 42.6 ft.
Total length: 45.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.6 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #41
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.03679, -87.66268   (decimal degrees)
38°02'12" N, 87°39'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/441847/4210103 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kasson
Inventory number
BH 44680 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge is confirmed lost.
  • April 1, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

Comments 

Mill Road Bridge
Posted November 13, 2012, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It is gone Dane. I was down there in September and made the long trip out from Evansville in hope that it might remain. It appears they replaced it with a simple stringer several years ago...and then later realigned the road so it doesn't even cross the creek anymore. I wish they had thought of doing that first! The replacement bridge is still open but goes nowhere.

My apology in forgetting to update the status sooner...it has now been done.

Mill Road Bridge
Posted November 13, 2012, by Dane S. (racerboy2690 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

does anyone know if this bridge is still there? Now thats its fall you can see it from the highway but it doest look like a truss bridge.