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Conn's Creek Bridge

Photos 

Indiana Historical Society

BH Photo #445184

Description 

The replacement stringer was placed on the beautiful cut stone abutments and may still be in place today. One of at least three built in Rush County by the Kennedy's in which the arch was left off due to the short length.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Conn's Creek on County Road 800 West
Location
Rush County, Indiana
Status
Partially collapsed due to an overweight truck and was later replaced.
History
Built in 1884 by the Kennedy Brothers; Heavily damaged by an overweight truck in 1967 and replaced.
Builder
- Kennedy Brothers
Design
Multiple Kingpost through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 70.0 ft.
Total length: 86.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.55016, -85.59341   (decimal degrees)
39°33'01" N, 85°35'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/620852/4378776 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 84813 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 10, 2020: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added year lost.
  • June 10, 2020: New photo from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • March 27, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com

Comments 

Conn's Creek Bridge
Posted June 10, 2020, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Thank you Melissa. I think IHS just transposed the numbers and turned 1967 into 1976.