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Harrison Suspension Bridge

Photos 

Pre 1923 photo

BH Photo #471819

Map 

Description 

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

Facts 

Overview
Lost Wire suspension bridge over Whitewater River on Jamison Road
Location
Dearborn County, Indiana
Status
Destroyed by the 1913 flood
History
Built 1873; Destroyed in the 1913 flood.
Builder
- James W. Shipman & Co.
Design
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)

Update Log 

  • November 11, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 8, 2020: New photos from Tony Dillon

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Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs