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Hancock Road Bridge

Photos 

Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Natural Resource, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

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Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Black Creek on Hancock Road (CR 925N)
Location
Knox County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca.1905 by the Canton bridge Company; replaced in 1987
Builder
- Canton Bridge Co. of Canton, Ohio
Design
Pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Also called
County Bridge #117
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.86243, -87.20247   (decimal degrees)
38°51'45" N, 87°12'09" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/482434/4301529 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Plainville
Inventory number
BH 44318 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 12, 2020: New photos from Mike Daffron
  • March 4, 2010: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Mike Daffron - daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Hancock Road Bridge
Posted June 22, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Maybe it's been said before, but Frankenspan kinda fits..."WE..BELONG...DEAD..."

Hancock Road Bridge
Posted June 21, 2020, by Ed Hollowell (erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com)

Yeah, it isn't concrete though. I think we need to have a new class of eyesore bridge.

Hancock Road Bridge
Posted June 21, 2020, by Jen Savage (reoracer [at] gmail [dot] com)

Wow, that is the definition of fugly.... What a waste.

Hancock Road Bridge
Posted May 12, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sure is a shame about all the truss bridges in Knox County that have been canned. I keep hoping to run into one that has been "demolished", but that is certainly few and far between. I will continue, though.

Hancock Road Bridge
Posted May 12, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Probably something they had laying around at the county road department.

Hancock Road Bridge
Posted May 12, 2020, by Mike Daffron (daffmikron [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yes, this replaced a beautiful truss, but what do you suppose this replacement actually is? Are they I beams? Or repurposed girders? My first thought coming around the corner was that it was a plate girder.

Hancock Road Bridge
Posted May 12, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

That's hideous looking!