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Coles Creek CR 650N Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Mike Daffron in November, 2016

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BH Photo #370783

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Warren bedstead pony truss bridge over Coles Creek on Abandoned CR 650
Location
Warrick County, Indiana
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1910
Design
Bedstead Warren pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 46.0 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #158
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.12591, -87.13819   (decimal degrees)
38°07'33" N, 87°08'17" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/487887/4219794 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Folsomville
Inventory number
BH 53875 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 27, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • November 19, 2016: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • October 10, 2012: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated information
  • October 9, 2012: Updated by J.P.: Added categories "Pin-connected", "Riveted", "3-panel truss"

Sources 

  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Coles Creek CR 650N Bridge
Posted November 20, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This was only ever a single-span bedstead Mike... Probably just some erosion on that one end makes it look like there might have been more.

Coles Creek CR 650N Bridge
Posted November 20, 2016, by Mike Daffron (daffron [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Machete is a must! (besides, you never know when you'll run upon a Walker) It was getting late and we were about 150 miles from home, so I just squeezed off a few pix until I can return. My query was based on the east side of the bridge. There is around 6 - 8 feet of drop off before you reach bridge. I imagine this side of ground must have collapsed. GOT to go back and check it closer. Sorry for the vague question.

Coles Creek CR 650N Bridge
Posted November 19, 2016, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

I'm not sure of your question...

If you are asking, "Was there another bridge at this location?" my guess is "no" because this it seems unlikely that an earlier truss was replaced in 1910.

If you are asking, "Is there currently more than one span here?" I would guess "no". Looking with Google Earth, I don't see anything else, and it's a pretty small creek and a pretty small road to have had two spans end to end OR side by side.

There is something about 1500ft north-northeast that could be a concrete bridge/culvert that the creek has washed around.

Next time, maybe take a machete. *smiles*

Coles Creek CR 650N Bridge
Posted November 19, 2016, by Mike Daffron (daffronmike [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I will return to get better pictures asap. I waited too long in the evening. LOTS of briars. Does it look possible (hard to tell with these pix) that there could have been two trusses?