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National Road Bridge

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Description 

Excerpt from "Richmond" by Susan E. King

"The first bridge to span the gorge was an engineering feat for its time at 120 feet long with a height of 30 feet. The funds were appropriated in 1832, and construction began in 1833. The stone abutments had to be hauled from Abington in the southern part of the country, and all the timbers and bolts were prepared on site. When it was complete, the span was considered the finest bridge on the National Road. It was closed to traffic in 1895."

Facts 

Overview
Lost Covered bridge over East Fork Whitewater River on Old National Road in Richmond
Location
Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1834, closed to traffic in 1895, replaced in 1897
Design
Butt arch-truss
Dimensions
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.82673, -84.90197   (decimal degrees)
39°49'36" N, 84°54'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/679546/4410632 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Richmond
Inventory number
BH 74200 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2016: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

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Sources 

  • Jacob P. Bernard