Harrison Suspension Bridge
Pre 1923 photo
BH Photo #471819
The builder, James W. Shipman, was the nephew of Squire Whipple. He built the Rodrick Bridge in Ohio the previous year, using his uncle's bowstring design. It was the only bridge produced by his Coshocton Iron Works before the boiler exploded and sent the firm into receivership.
Named for an Ohio town, but located entirely in Indiana per an 1875 atlas view.
Information courtesy of Bridgemeister
The damage to this bridge in 1913 was estimated at $100,000.
- Lost Wire suspension bridge over Whitewater River on Jamison Road
- Dearborn County, Indiana
- Destroyed by the 1913 flood
- Built 1873; Destroyed in the 1913 flood.
- - James W. Shipman & Co.
- Wire/cable suspension
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.24991, -84.82116 (decimal degrees)
39°14'60" N, 84°49'16" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/688013/4346772 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 89222 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- August 28, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added category "Great Flood of 1913"
- November 11, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
- May 8, 2020: New photos from Tony Dillon
- Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
- Geoff Hubbs
- Paul Plassman