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King's Ford Bridge

Photos 

1974 Bridge Inspection Report photo

Courtesy of James Cooper

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BH Photo #466220

Description 

Replaced with a longer bridge due to the formation of Patoka Lake. Superstructure price was $18 per lineal foot Substructure price was $2.75 per cubic yard

Information and photos courtesy of James Cooper.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Patoka River on Ethyl Road (CR 450 W)
Location
Orange County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1897; Replaced 1979
Builders
- Bellefontaine Bridge & Iron Co. of Bellefontaine, Ohio (Fabricator)
- David R. Braden (Contractor)
- James R. Duffin & William L. Gregory (Substructure)
Design
6-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 86.0 ft.
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.0 ft.
Also called
Ethyl Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.41476, -86.53622   (decimal degrees)
38°24'53" N, 86°32'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/540488/4251937 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 88274 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 18, 2020: New photos from Tony Dillon

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