Rockford Bridge (1884)
Cropped newspaper photo showing the remaining 1884 span.
The Tribune: January 19 1971
BH Photo #468402
Built to replace an 1871 "Combination bridge" that was considered inadequate. In March of 1891 flooding damaged the river pier and after an attempt to save the Western 2 spans they were replaced by a single Pennsylvania through truss. Those spans appear to have been reused downstream at New Ford as part of a 4-span structure built by Indiana Bridge Company. That bridge lasted into the 1990's.
- Lost Pratt through truss bridge over East Fork White River on Reddington Street (CR 725N)
- Jackson County, Indiana
- 2 of 3 spans replaced after flood damage and possibly reused;All later replaced.
- Built 1884 by the Indianapolis Bridge Company
- - Indianapolis Bridge Co. of Indianapolis, Indiana
- (3)10-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Length of largest span: 140.0 ft.
Total length: 420.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.98710, -85.89882 (decimal degrees)
38°59'14" N, 85°53'56" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/595371/4315921 (zone/easting/northing)
- Inventory number
- BH 88651 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- March 22, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
- March 21, 2020: New photo from Tony Dillon
- Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
- Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com