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Johnson Bridge

Photos 

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

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BH Photo #156404

Map 

Description 

As of February 4, 2004, the weight limit sign had been reduced to 3 tons compared to 9 tons in the SHAARD photo.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge over Big Pine Creek on Johnson Bridge Road
Location
Warren County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed by flood and not replaced.
History
Built 1890, destroyed by a flood in June 2004
Builder
- Lafayette Bridge Co. of Lafayette, Indiana
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 129.6 ft.
Total length: 130.9 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 21.5 ft.
Also called
Big Pine Creek Bridge
County Bridge #61
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.33558, -87.29919   (decimal degrees)
40°20'08" N, 87°17'57" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/474586/4465047 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Williamsport
Inventory numbers
INNBI 8600050 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 17171 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2010: Updated by Mike Kruze: Updated bridge status to reflect loss by flood; updated description
  • February 27, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added historic name
  • October 10, 2008: Updated by Tom Hall: status changed
  • June 27, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Builder and truss type

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Tom Hall - thomas [dot] hall [at] ffni [dot] com
  • Mike Kruze

Comments 

Johnson Bridge
Posted June 10, 2010, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Glad you got these pics just months before this span was lost Mike. This was probably the oldest remaining Lafayette Bridge Company span at the time. Thanks for posting them!