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Helt's Mill Bridge

Photos 

1908 Postcard view

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BH Photo #476371

Description 

On the borders of Jennings, Bartholomew and Jackson Counties. All 3 counties paid part of the original cost to build it, and subsequently to replace it.

Helt's Mill (Originally called Stout's Mill) stood just to the East of the bridge until it collapsed due to high water and ice on Feb 29, 1912.

Wrought Iron Bridge Company (Referred to as the Canton, O., Bridge Works), apparently deviated from the preferred specifications and only received $4,300 instead of the original $4,560 bid.

The location was said to be evenly spaced from the towns of Columbus, North Vernon and Seymour.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Sand Creek on County Road 600 East
Location
Bartholomew County, Indiana, and Jennings County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1883; Replaced 1977 after being damaged by a truck.
Builder
- Wrought Iron Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
(2)8-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Also called
Stout's Mill Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.06854, -85.79884   (decimal degrees)
39°04'07" N, 85°47'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/603912/4325069 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89969 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 16, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • July 16, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com