McKillip Ditch Bridge
Photo taken by Tony Dillon in April 2015
BH Photo #323081
I received a tip about this span and finally had the chance to check it out. Almost certainly a transplant off of a county road that has been used to gain access across McKillip Ditch. The trusses are in excellent shape and all parts appear to be original. Concrete abutments are in good shape and a very substantial added metal substructure has kept this bridge solidly in place. With a new deck this one could likely carry farm equipment again...although I would prefer to see it in a park or on a trail. Looks to be a WIBCo. product from the late 1870's or early 1880's.
- Abandoned pratt pony truss bridge over McKillip Ditch on Field crossing
- White County, Indiana
- Abandoned with mostly intact but dilapidated deck
- Unknown, but likely built on a county road and later acquired for private use.
- - Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio (likely fabricator)
- Pinned Pratt pony truss of 5 panels
Wrought iron with cast elements
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.84735, -86.89971 (decimal degrees)
40°50'50" N, 86°53'59" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/508454/4521816 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 67110 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- September 10, 2017: New video from Mike Daffron
- May 27, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
- May 27, 2017: New photos from Mike Daffron
- April 19, 2015: Added by Tony Dillon
- Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
- Mike Daffron