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Here's a short video I recently did on the bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2puo-bl7St8
I'm interested in producing a short documentary video on this bridge. Could you please give me a call at 812-623-5727?
Thanks. It's an interesting artifact to have connected to our farm. I have considered adding partial flooring on our end. Looks like route 177 once took a different path..
I can't tell you about the route, but the bridge is a pin connected Pratt type pony truss. It almost certainly dates from before World War 1 and may be considerably older - some of the experts on here can probably provide more info.
It is in remarkably original and remarkably good condition. The built up floor beams have not been replaced and are not rotted out. If you have ownership and want a farm access point, you could probably get away with simply adjusting the tension members and installing new wood stringers and deck.
We are the owners of the farm on the Washboard Road end of this bridge (versus the 177 end). If anyone has some history about this bridge or the route it used to serve, let us know. Thanks. Rich