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Gordon Bridge

Photos 

Photo ca. 1890

BH Photo #444970

Map 

Description 

One span collapsed in early March of 1926, remaining structure replaced later that year with Luten Arch concrete structure. The concrete arches were in turn replaced in 1985.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Big Blue River on Old Marion Road (Now Morristown Rd.)
Location
Shelby County, Indiana
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
This style of bowsting was built by CBW during the mid 1860s through the mid 1870's
Builders
- Columbia Bridge Works of Dayton, Ohio (also known as)
- D.H. & C.C. Morrison of Dayton, Ohio [also known as Columbia Bridge Works]
Design
Bowstring through truss (2-span)
Also called
Old Marion Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.56088, -85.77100   (decimal degrees)
39°33'39" N, 85°46'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/605577/4379742 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Shelbyville
Inventory number
BH 77806 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 7, 2021: Updated by Art Suckewer: confirmed CBW as builder and clarified build period of the design
  • May 9, 2020: New photo from Jim Grey
  • March 23, 2019: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • June 29, 2017: Added by Tony Dillon

Related Bridges 

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jim Grey - mobilene [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com

Comments 

Gordon Bridge
Posted March 26, 2019, by Art S. (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

I agree that CBW is the likely builder.