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Rice Island Footbridge

Photos 

Photo taken by James McCray in January 2021

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Description 

Appears to have been crafted out of some reused roof trusses.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Little Indian Creek on a pedestrian walkway
Location
Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Design
Pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.20858, -86.12095   (decimal degrees)
38°12'31" N, 86°07'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/576959/4229322 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 92029 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Corydon, Indiana (9)
Harrison County, Indiana (47)
Indiana (5,113)
Open to pedestrians (4,603)
Owned by city (6,117)
Pony truss (17,097)
Roof Truss (7)
Truss (36,061)

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added category "Roof Truss"
  • September 24, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Updated information to remove the obvious.
  • January 26, 2021: New photos from James McCray

Sources 

  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com

Comments 

Crazy Awesome Rice Island Footbridge
Posted January 26, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Its probably built from salvaged structural steel, such as a roof truss. And with that riveted construction, definitely fabricated (even for its original unknown purpose) well after Lincoln's death in 1865. Assuming Lincoln even ran a "Lincoln Bridge and Iron Works" haha.

Crazy Awesome Rice Island Footbridge
Posted January 26, 2021, by James McCray (jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com)

So, a local crack addict (by his own admission) who was under the bridge said that the bridge is called the Crazy Awesome Bridge and was built by Abraham Lincoln himself, which if correct, would place the construction of this bridge in the early 1800's. Anyway what design is this?