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Pulaski Bridge (1876)


Pre 1916 image

Digitally edited - source image in link owned by Rick Norton and provided to Pulaski County Journal

Photo digitally altered by Art S. in October 2021


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BH Photo #510384


From: Counties of White and Pulaski, Indiana: Historical and Biographical Pg. 569


Bridges, —The first bridge across the river at Pulaski was built under the supervision of Ira Brown, not far from the time the village was laid out. It did not last long, and another took its place after a few years. Neither bridge was strong enough to resist the floods that periodically came flowing down the basin of the Tippecanoe, and the second was soon unserviceable. At last, in September, 1875, the County Commissioners contracted with D. H. & C. C. Morrison, bridge manufacturers and contractors of Dayton, Ohio, to build at Pulaski a "Morrison's Patent Wrought Iron Double Quadrilateral Truss" bridge, in two spans, at the rate of $20.50 per linear foot. William Flynn was given the contract for the stone work. The bridge, a fine one, was soon built at a total cost, in round numbers, including everything, of $6,500. It is considered a very safe bridge.


Lost Whipple through truss bridge over Tippecanoe River on County Rd. 560S
Pulaski, Pulaski County, Indiana
No longer exists
Commissioned in 1875 by D.H. & C.C. Morrison (Columbia Bridge Works) for about $6,500. Completed in 1876. Replaced in 1967
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio (also known as)
- D.H. & C.C. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio [also known as Columbia Bridge Works]
Morrison's Patent Wrought Iron Double Quadrilateral Truss bridge, in two spans (CBW's name for/version of a Whipple or double intersection Pratt)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.97495, -86.65701   (decimal degrees)
40°58'30" N, 86°39'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/528856/4536032 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90428 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 24, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: Added pic and completion and loss dates.
  • August 30, 2020: Added by Art S.


  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com


Pulaski Bridge (3rd bridge at this site)
Posted October 24, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Gradually chipping away at getting images of all of the CBWs presently on the site...

This one is a beauty!


Art S.