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Friendship Truss Bridge

Description 

Seen in 1958 aerial imagery

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Laughery Creek on State Road 62
Location
Ripley County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Replaced 1969
Design
Through truss
Also called
SR 62-Laughery Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.97237, -85.15311   (decimal degrees)
38°58'21" N, 85°09'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/659993/4315332 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93414 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Indiana (5,113)
Lost (29,205)
Lost 1969 (98)
Lost during 1960s (1,001)
Owned by state (16,594)
Replaced by new bridge (19,842)
Ripley County, Indiana (45)
Through truss (17,289)
Truss (36,056)

Update Log 

  • June 13, 2021: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

Comments 

Friendship Truss Bridge
Posted June 14, 2021, by Tom Hoffman

This is the bridge I can remember my late grandfather telling me about. He was from around this area. He said he saw a covered bridge at this location get replaced by the metal truss as a kid(1920s). Then he saw the metal truss get replaced by the slab of concrete.