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Ensley's Ford Bridge

Photos 

Remaining pier under ugly slab

Photo taken by Tony Dillon in October 2020

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BH Photo #483672

Map 

Description 

Likely another 2-span Pratt truss, appears to have been very similar in size to the Hood's Ford Bridge located a mile to the West. The cut stone substructure remains but is somewhat smaller, possibly indicating an older structure. Columbus Road was likely an early route from Shelbyville to Columbus.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Through truss bridge over Flatrock River on Columbus Road (CR-150W)
Location
Shelby County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built ca. 1880's
Design
Through truss
Also called
CR 150W-Flatrock River Bridge
Columbus Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.37289, -85.80843   (decimal degrees)
39°22'22" N, 85°48'30" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/602637/4358834 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 90858 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Indiana (4,943)
Lost (25,205)
Lost 1970 (77)
Lost during 1970s (800)
Owned by county (20,919)
Replaced by new bridge (16,955)
Shelby County, Indiana (60)
Through truss (15,261)
Truss (33,100)

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2020: New photos from Tony Dillon

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