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McFadden Creek-Bluff Rd. Bridge

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

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Description 

Considered a Posey County landmark for many years, uncertain why it was removed.

Facts 

Overview
Lost through truss bridge over McFadden Creek on Bluff Road
Location
Posey County, Indiana
Status
Only the substructure remains
History
Built 1895; removed 1997
Builder
- Toledo Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio [also known as Smith Bridge Co.]
Design
(2)7-panel, Pinned Pratt through trusses
4-panel, pinned Pratt pony truss approach
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 117.1 ft.
Total length: 315.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Also called
Old County Bridge #126
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.92464, -87.86872   (decimal degrees)
37°55'29" N, 87°52'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/423649/4197810 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Caborn
Inventory numbers
INNBI 6500028 (Indiana bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 39550 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2009: Updated by Robert Stephenson: Status and year lost
  • March 17, 2009: Updated by J.P.
  • February 8, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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